Prof Bill Jones
Education & Qualifications
BA Hons in History 1978, University College Cardiff (University of Wales). Upper Second Class Honours.
PhD 1988 University College Cardiff (University of Wales) (thesis entitled ‘Wales in America: Scranton and the Welsh c1860-1920’)
1982-1990 Research Assistant, Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum (National Museum of Wales), Cardiff
1990-1993 Assistant Keeper, Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum (National Museum of Wales), Cardiff
1993-1994 Assistant Staff Tutor, The Open University in Wales
1994 – present Member of staff in the Cardiff School of History and Archaeology (Lecturer 1994, Senior Lecturer 2001, Reader 2007)
Awards and Prizes
2009: Distinguished Visiting Scholar, History Department, West Virginia University.
2003-4: AHRC Research Leave Scheme Award. Value is £14,000.
1999: Honorary Senior Fellow, History Department, University of Melbourne.
1996-97: Visiting Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia.
Membership & External Activity
Co-Director of Cardiff Centre for Welsh American Studies
Committee Member of British Australian Studies Association (former President (2002-04) and Vice President (2004-06)
2011: Seminar Paper, University of Melbourne.
2010: 2 Papers at conferences organised by National University of Patagonia; paper at 5° Foro Internacional sobre los Galeses en la Patagonia, Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
2010: Seminar paper, Graduate School and Dept of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
2010: Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture, Campbell University, North Carolina.
2009: Inaugural Otis K. Rice Memorial Lecture, West Virginia University.