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History ranks in UK top 20 for research

History at Cardiff University has been ranked within the top twenty of UK universities in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)


The Choice
World War One pictures speak a thousand words

Images created during the First World War are to be on show and debated at a free event at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea.


All news from 2014




Coins after cleaning
The Romans are Here!


The people of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, discovered what the Romans did for them on a recent visit to Cardiff University's conservation department.

Senghennydd Colliery Disaster 1913
Cofio Senghennydd/Remembering Senghennydd


Cardiff historians Professor Bill Jones and Professor Chris Williams are among those contributing to programmes marking the 100th anniversary of the Universal Colliery, Senghennydd disaster.

All news from 2013




All news from 2012



A fragment of the Aquamanile
Revealing Cosmeston’s medieval past


Community archaeology project at Cosmeston makes new discovery.

Windmill Hill
Neolithic Britain revealed


A new dating technique has given the first detailed picture of life in Stone Age Britain, more than 5000 years ago.


 All news from 2011


Dr Peter Guest excavating Roman armour discovery
Roman armour discovery


Complete suit of armour unearthed at South Wales’ site

Montage of weapons in the attic
Weapons in the attic


The 'Welsh Voices of the Great War Online' project ran a series of seven successful roadshows around Wales to collect items and memorabilia from the First World War.


All news from 2010


Assembled at the enigmatic Men-an-Tol stone formation.  Image © James Rodliff.
Cornwall Archaeology Student Field Trip 2009


Students from the School participated in a field trip to Cornwall, partly funded by the Cyril Fox fund, as a practical method for furthering their research, and a stimulus for discussing issues in conservation and heritage. 

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Major grant awarded to study first farmers in central Europe


Cardiff Archaeologist Professor Alasdair Whittle and colleagues have won £610,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to study the first farmers in central Europe.

All news from 2009


Experimental archaeology pottery production in the Teleorman Valley
Art Landscape Transformations


Cardiff archaeologists Professor Douglass Bailey and Dr Steve Mills have won £108,000 worth of funding from the European Commission to participate in a pan-European project on landscapes, art and heritage.

Alabastra dating to the 6th-5th centuries BC
Archaeology postgraduate wins prestigious Rakow Grant


Archaeology postgraduate Frances Liardet has won a prestigious Rakow Grant from the Corning Museum of Glass, New York.  For her PhD research, Frances is studying a group of glass vessels from the Mediterranean known as alabastra and dating to the 6th-5th centuries BC.

All news from 2008


A panel from the Great East Window of York Minster under conservation
Cardiff Archaeology and Conservation wins Leverhulme Funding


To begin in October 2007, this project, a collaborative investigation with the Department of the History of Art at the University of York, will be funded by a research grant of £130,000 to Professor Ian Freestone from the Leverhulme Trust.

Learning blacksmithing techniques
Conservation students get hammered!


Students on the MSc Conservation scheme recently spent a day learning traditional blacksmithing techniques at the workshop of leading Welsh artist blacksmith David Peterson and his son Toby.

All news from 2007


Aisne Valley landscape
Penny Bickle wins Charles Coles Travelling Scholarship


Scholarship awarded to Penny Bickle, with which she will research her PhD dissertation, focussing on early Neolithic architecture from the Paris Basin. 

All news from 2006