Iron gall ink in the Edward Thomas manuscripts and its conservation at Glamorgan Archives

4 May 2017

The following post is courtesy of Pamela Murray, an MSc Conservation Practice Student at Cardiff University and conservation volunteer at Glamorgan Archives. She has been working on the Edward Thomas Conservation project as a student conservator thanks to the generous … Continue reading

Edward Thomas 100: Exhibition launch

7 April 2017

A frustrated writer, suffocated by family life, and crippled by depression and self-doubt, Edward Thomas (1878-1917) found his personal and literary salvation as a soldier in the First World War. ​In 2017, Cardiff University, holder of the world’s largest archive … Continue reading

A Century of Poetry: National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo)

1 April 2017

National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo) begins today! We’ll be providing poetry prompts throughout April, to encourage writers everywhere to write one poem each day in response to the work of Edward Thomas, a poet who fought in the First … Continue reading

Hidden Histories and Secret Voices by Catherine Paula Han

22 February 2017

Join us at Special Collections and Archives on March the 8th for our free event to celebrate International Women’s Day Celebrate International Women’s Day by discovering women’s hidden histories and secret voices in Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives. The … Continue reading

Edward Thomas 100: celebrating a poetic legacy in April 2017

14 February 2017

One of our most fascinating collections relates to the life and work of a poet – Edward Thomas, who was killed in action during the First World War, exactly one hundred years ago, in April 1917. Edward Thomas made a … Continue reading

Exhibition review: Tennyson’s Women

25 January 2017

This guest post comes from Lauren Evetts, Literature MA student in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy. Tennyson, Tennyson…. Where to begin?! I had just finished the taught element of a module about King Arthur in the 19th and … Continue reading

Exhibition: Tennyson’s Women

31 August 2016

Special Collections and Archives‘ latest exhibition, Tennyson’s Women, compares changing artistic approaches to illustrating the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892). It examines the visual depiction of female characters in the context of the Victorian medieval revival. Forgotten female illustrators, such as … Continue reading

Report on first Annual CRECS Conference, 17 May 2016

23 May 2016

Originally posted on CRECS//:
On Tuesday 17 May 2016, Cardiff University’s Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) opened its doors to welcome the attendees of the first annual CRECS student conference. After partaking in a welcome hot beverage—at a safe distance from the special…

Discovering the Edward Thomas archive: a student perspective

13 May 2016

This guest post comes from Sarah Murray, a final year English Literature undergraduate. Sarah recently worked on a project in Special Collections as part of the Poetry in the Making module led by Dr Carrie Smith. The students were tasked … Continue reading

Edward Thomas’ In Pursuit of Spring: the lost photographs

8 April 2016

The story started here: while undertaking the cataloguing of the Edward Thomas archive – the slow and careful process of examining, describing and categorising one man’s belongings – I came across a small, slightly battered envelope marked ’53 prints, Edward Thomas’. … Continue reading