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Religion Research Seminars

Cardiff Archaeological Society

Archaeology and Conservation postgraduate reading group

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Events Calendar


Forthcoming Events


Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff Lifelong Learning Centre (all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff) 10th December Historical Association Lecture: Human Sacrifice in Scandinavian Viking Age: Grisly reality or morbid mainland European myth? Dr Tim Bolton

Ancient History Research Seminar Series on 8 December  all at 5.10pm, Classical Association Lecture (in association with the Roman Society) The Forum of Augustus as a machine for making Romans, Prof Greg Woolf [St Andrews], Room 0.31


Cardiff Centre for the Crusades Seminar Series, on Tuesday 25 November, Through the Local Lens: Re-Examining the Function of the Hospitallers in England, Christie Majoros ( PhD Canditate)


Moving People Changing Cultures
Moving People Changing Culture  -  13 November 2014

Multi-disciplinary perspectives on population mobility and cultural change

13th-14th November 2014

Cardiff University

CLARC East is East
CLARC Annual Public Lecture  -  12 November 2014

‘East is East, and West is West.’ Imperial Collegiality and Division in the Later Roman Empire (285-455)



Ancient History Research Seminar Series, all at 5.10pm, on Monday 10 November - The Economics of Empire: Roman Coinage c. 300 BC Dr Jeremy Armstrong (Auckland), room 4.45

Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff Lifelong Learning Centre (all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff) Thursday 6 November - Historical Association Lecture: Remembering the Miners' Strike, Thirty Years On, Dr Hywel Francis MP

Ancient History Research Seminar Series, on 27 October all at 5.10pm  Myths of the Ionian Migration, Dr Naoise Mac Sweeney, [Leicester] room 4.45   

Ancient History Research Seminar Series, on 20 October all at 5.10pm [Classical Association Lecture]   What Was the Voice? Prof Shane Butler [Bristol](Room 0.31)

Cardiff Centre for the Crusades Seminar Series on 14 October all at 5.10pm, John Percival Building The best laid schemes? The formation of the ‘crusader’ county of Tripoli in the post-Byzantine and post-Fatimid Levant Dr Kevin Lewis [Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London]

Cardiff Archaeological Society [The University hosts this organisation’s events on Thursday evenings. Talks start at 7.15pm and are usually held in the University’s Small Chemistry lecture theatre [Room 1.112] in Main Building unless otherwise stated] October 9th
Must Farm – Excavating an intact Bronze Age river, MARK KNIGHT, Senior Project Officer, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Cambridge

Exploring the Past Free Lectures run by Cardiff’s Lifelong Learning Centre [all in LEARN on Senghennydd Road, Cardiff 
8th October Dr Ritchie Wood (Swansea University)
South Wales Miners in the Tunnelling Companies on the Western Front and their Womenfolk at Home

Ancient History Research Seminar Series, on 6th October all at 5.15pm, 'The Welsh are Romans': David Jones, Plaid Cymru and the Concept of the Nation, Jasmine Hunter-Evans [Exeter], room 4.45

Wed 10th September  Islam UK Centre one-day conference, in association with Muslims in Britain Research Network.

Cardiff Postgraduate House Hunting

Just announced is the annual Cardiff Postgraduate House Hunting event: 13th-15th August 2014.
This event was a great success last year with 88% of attendees securing accomodation by the end of the event and 100% saying they would recommend the event to others. This event offers the chance to meet other postgrads in advance, helping make for an easy start to your studies at Cardiff.For more information and how to get tickets, head here to Postgraduate House-hunting

7-11 August: Guerrilla Archaeology at Wilderness with their Neolithic Fayre

4-17 August Guerrilla Archaeology at Green Man Festival on the archaeology of festivals and festival archaeology


The Class of 2013 celebrate at the School's pre-graduation party at Aberdare Hall. Congratulations!
School Graduation Celebrations  -  16 July 2014
Aberdare Hall

Be part of the School Celebration

Graduands and their families and friends are invited to join the staff of the School at Aberdare Hall for this special event marking the success of the class of 2014.

Tetrarchs, St Mark's, Venice
47th Byzantine Spring Symposium  -  25 April 2014

The Emperor in the Byzantine World
Cardiff University, 25-27 April 2014

An Evening with Mala
5 April 2014

On the 5th April, Holocaust Survivor Mala Tribach will share her testimony with the Cardiff community to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by British Troops.

‘Re-presenting Lady Rhondda (1883-1958): a Biographical History’ Professor Angela V. John,  6pm, Tuesday 1 April 2014 in Room 0.36, John Percival Building

Crusades Centre Public Lecture: Hospitalier convent of San Giovanni di Pre in Genova, Dr Elena Bellomo, SHARE, 27 February

Historical Association/Exploring the Past Lecture series: Papal-Jewish Relations in the Central Middle Ages, Dr Rebecca Rist (University of Reading) 26 February at 7.15pm

Heritage Hunters logo
Heritage Hunters  -  25 February 2014

Your mission, should you choose to accept:
Heritage Hunters, Cardiff Bay Half-term free family fun


Centre for the Study of Medieval Society and Culture Lecture, title tbc, Dr Bronach Kane 18 February  


Richard III skeleton
Henry Loyn Memorial Lecture 2014  -  11 February 2014
Lecture Theatre 0.22 of the Law Building

The Grey Friars Project: Finding Richard III 

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK
IslamUk Lecture Series 2014  -  18 February 2014
Glamorgan Building, Glamorgan Council Chamber

The Islam UK Centre runs a free annual public lecture series each Spring. Speakers come from across the UK and overseas to give details of the latest research available.

Emotion and the Researcher - In spring 2014, the Families, Identities and Gender Research Network will host two interdisciplinary workshops on ‘Emotion and the Researcher’. The first workshop is co-hosted with the West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network. Both events are free to attend, but attendees must register (so that we can monitor numbers and ensure venues are appropriate for both events). See below for registration details, and for the full programme of both events.
For Emotion and the Researcher Workshop 1, Saturday 25th January 2014,  register here.
For Emotion and the Researcher Workshop 2, Saturday 29th March 2014, register here.

Tolkien, Kipling and Romantic Anglo-Saxonism: two 'mythologies for England' - This paper focuses on the parallels between Tolkien's The Book of Lost Tales (one of his earliest works, the first version of The Silmarillion) and Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill. It examines these literary works via history, archaeology and folklore and traces makes a case for the importance of national identity for both writers.
The speaker is Dr Dimitra Fimi (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
7.15pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Room M0.40 at the Centre for Lifelong Learning on Senghenydd Road, Cardiff

Cardiff Archaeological Society Public Lecture series: Proud, ambitious heaps: Elizabethan & Jacobean architecture 7.15pm in Main, Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre 9th January

The Chronology of Roman Trade in the India Ocean Dr Matthew Cobb (Trinity St David) 9th January