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A Big Lunch with free activities for all ages welcomes all to the Big Dig on Caerau hill fort this Saturday [19/7/14] as part of the CAER Heritage project, a community project co-led by Cardiff University and Action in Caerau and Ely [ACE].
Ever wanted an Insider view on Ramadan?
Find out more about Ramadan from the perspective of Cardiff University academics Dr Mansur Ali, Jameel lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, and Abdul-Azim Ahmed, a postgraduate student of religion and theology in an online interview.
World War One At Home ... Historian discusses events in South East Wales
SHARE Historian Dr Lesley Hulonce reveals more on #WWI At Home in a BBC Radio Wales programme: 'King’s Dock, Swansea: A Hotbed of Immorality' due to be aired on BBC Radio Wales [first broadcast 30 June 2014]
Listen again here:
Eight talented US students have been welcomed to Wales to study the nation’s culture, history, politics and landscape.
Senior Lecture in Modern European history Dr Toby Thacker and Reader in Bio-archaeology Dr Jacqui Mulville of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion feature in the documentary, revealing the untold story of a Nazi vision which went far beyond the military conquest of European countries.
The CAER Heritage Project has just been announced as the overall winner of the NCCPE Awards, in addition to winner in the History and Heritage category at today's national awards at the National History Museum London.
Across the North Sea: North Sea Connections from AD 400 into the Viking Age
Dr Anthony Johnson, who worked in the History Department at Cardiff University for more than two decades before his retirement in the 1990s, died on 9 May.
The Prehistoric Society comes to the Welsh capital this month celebrating the achievements of Cardiff University archaeologist Professor Alasdair Whittle in the field of European prehistory with the prestigious Europa Conference.
The Ideas of War, 1914 by Professor Hew Strachan
This lecture will address how World War I became driven by ideologies very quickly after its outbreak despite the commonalities of culture and even religion in Europe before it.
All welcome on new CAER Heritage Trails this Bank Holiday weekend culminating in Heritage Fair on Caerau hillfort
Cardiff University Archaeology involved in First Modern Excavation on Skomer Island
New York! New York! Eminent Cardiff Medievalist Emeritus Professor Peter Edbury gave a sparkling keynote lecture in New York last week.
The Center for Medieval Studies 2014 conference, “French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean,” wrapped up its annual international conference on March 30 with highlights that included the keynote attended by medievalists including Head of History at Cardiff Professor Helen Nicholson. Peter is widely considered the world expert on French language texts from the Latin East. Medieval History is a strength at Cardiff, with world experts both teaching and researching. See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/degreeprogrammes/history/index.html
See Peter's lecture here: http://www.fordham.edu/Campus_Resources/eNewsroom/topstories_3156.asp
Cardiff alumnus presents new BBC2 programme [26 March, 9pm]
Archaeologists in Suffolk have found conclusive evidence of the long-lost Anglo-Saxon royal settlement whose people buried their kings at Sutton Hoo.
Sign up for free 'Muslims in Britain' course
Planned and run by undergraduates from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Heritage Hunters is a free drop-in event during half term for families with children.
Archaeologists and chemists trace ancient British diets
History of classic song with Welsh roots, Wales Today, BBC1 Wales
Cardiff modern historian Dr Toby Thacker and Professor Rachel Cowgill of Cardiff School of Music contributed to a story on the brothers behind World War One song Pack Up Your Troubles featured on Wales Today on 31 January.
The song started life as a throwaway music hall number but became one of the iconic songs of WWI. Composed by two brothers from Denbighshire, this coverage on BBC Wales’ flagship news programme and BBC online delved into its history, with interviews with Cardiff academics.
Take a look on BBC Wales News
Exemplary access to national heritage - Assembly session commends CAER!
Eluned Parrott AM raised the work of CAER - Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage Project run by Cardiff SHARE and the community of Ely and Caerau in partnership this week in a session discussing access to our Heritage at the Welsh Assembly Government.
She celebrates the importance of community involvement and not only access to significant sites.
See for yourself here
For more on CAER take a look
'Redating Early England: Explaining the end of Early Anglo-Saxon funerary traditions' has been nominated in the Research Project of the Year category in the Archaeology Awards 2014.