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‘Wales and the World’ Conference

1 March 2013

Venue: Boardroom. Main Building. Caerleon Campus, University of Wales, Newport

Main Building, Caerleon Campus, University of Wales, Newport

This free, one-day conference brings together experts in Welsh History under the auspices of The British Scholar Society.   As an Associate Editor of the Society, Richard Allen, with the cooperation of the History team at the University of Glamorgan and the South Wales Centre for Historical and Interdisciplinary Research (SWCHIR) at University of Wales, Newport, has organised a joint-sponsored conference for St David’s Day 2013 entitled ‘Wales and the World’.

Wales and the World

Date: Friday 1 March 2013, 8.45am – 5:30pm
Venue: University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus

‘Wales and the World’ is a joint-sponsored conference for St David’s Day 2013 and is aimed at anyone who is interested in Welsh history and culture. The conference is organised by Richard Allen who is an Associate Editor of the British Scholar Society, with the cooperation of the History team at the University of Glamorgan and the South Wales Centre for Historical and Interdisciplinary Research (SWCHIR) at the University of Wales, Newport.

The speakers will throw light on various activities that the Welsh have been involved in during the course of the last three or four centuries. Professor Chris Evans provides an insight into Welsh involvement in the slave trade, while Dr Richard Allen discusses participation in the American Revolution and the associational life of the Welsh philanthropic in Pennsylvania. Dr Eryn White outlines the world of Welsh missionaries in the eighteenth century, and Professor Bill Jones explores Welsh industrial activity, labour relations and cultural activities in Chile. A further paper presented by Dr Paul O’Leary discusses the way Ireland and Wales attempted to renegotiate their relationship with the British State in the period before World War One, while Richard Burton’s career is discussed by Professor Chris Williams who has recently edited Burton’s diaries. The final session is devoted to a discussion about Welsh migration/emigration, and the way we can study the Welsh in different geographical regions of the world.

Key speakers include:

Dr Richard Allen (University of Wales, Newport)
Professor Chris Evans (University of Glamorgan)
Dr Eryn White (Aberystwyth University)
Dr Paul O’Leary (Aberystwyth University)
Professor Chris Williams (Swansea University)
Professor Bill Jones (Cardiff University)

The complete conference programme is available by clicking here.

To register for this free conference please visit http://www.newport.ac.uk/events/bymonth/Pages/WalesandtheWorld.aspx.

 

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