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Cardiff historians in Moscow

Cardiff historians make history

11 July 2016

Historians from Cardiff University begin historic exchange with Russia's most prestigious institution of learning

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100 years on: the legacy of Mametz Wood

7 July 2016

A leading historian gives a fresh perspective on the notorious World War One battle involving Welsh volunteers.

Emeritus Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green receives her award at the Society for American Archaeology Awards on 8 April in Orlando.

CSI meets ancient bog bodies

23 June 2016

Cardiff academic’s new book scoops international award

Putting a new spin on witchcraft

20 June 2016

Cardiff historian makes 2016 Royal Historical Society awards shortlist

British composer Hubert Parry

Jerusalem at 100

21 April 2016

How song inspired by William Blake’s poetry became an anthem for patriots and suffragettes

Deer

Deer to the islands

7 April 2016

Scottish Red Deer have European ancestors

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Alumnus returns to alma mater as Professor of Ancient History

11 March 2016

Switching Celtic capitals, alumnus Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones returns to Cardiff this year in a new professorial post in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.

Offa's Dyke

New revelations about Offa’s Dyke revealed

9 March 2016

Fifty years after Sir Cyril Fox’s seminal work, a new major study of the ancient linear earthwork Offa’s Dyke is to be launched at Cardiff University.

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BBC New Generation Thinker to give School's first Distinguished Research Lecture

9 March 2016

‘Ain’t it a ripping night’: Alcohol & the Legacies of Empire in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children’ begins the School of History, Archaeology and Religion’s new Distinguished Research Lecture series.

Student running

PhD student’s three major races

9 March 2016

Rhiannon’s runs motivated by grandmother’s illness

 Iron Age burial renewals

Macabre variety of Iron Age burial practices

2 March 2016

Research reveals the diverse and unusual ways dead people were treated more than 2,000 years ago

Historians set for Moscow in Erasmus exchange

A capital exchange Historians from Cardiff and Moscow to switch universities in staff exchange programme

24 February 2016

Leading academics from Cardiff University and the Russian State University for the Humanities are to swap capitals, bringing fresh perspectives to teaching and research for scholars and students in Cardiff and Moscow.

Conservators at work on Blodwen, stone age skeleton

Flower of the Stone Age flourishes again

29 January 2016

Llandudno’s oldest resident is conserved to showcase North Wales’ Stone Age past.

Dr Stephanie Ward

Cardiff’s maritime history gives food for thought

25 January 2016

A Cardiff historian shared her expertise on the history of the Welsh capital for BBC Radio Four’s The Food Programme.

Professor Alasdair Whittle

Game-changing shift in understanding European pre-history

21 January 2016

Pioneering research project wins international archaeology award

Community engagement

School award-winners take centre stage at national engagement conference

10 December 2015

Leading members of the award-winning CAER Heritage Project addressed colleagues leading engagement in Higher Education across the UK at Engage 2015 this month.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship announced

3 December 2015

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion is delighted to announce a prized Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for 2016.

Where do we come from? DNA Cymru

20 November 2015

Cardiff academics participate in S4C’s Cymru DNA Wales set to answer the big questions

Innovative Walking with Romans app wins Heritage award

29 October 2015

An innovative app using historical expertise from a Cardiff University academic has won a Discover Heritage Award.

Gemma McBader

Alumna wins Student Conservator award in UK’s coveted ICON awards

23 October 2015

In the Institute of Conservation (ICON) national awards, a Cardiff University student has once again been awarded Student Conservator of the Year at a prestigious ceremony