The Exploring the Past free lecture series, in collaboration with the Historical Association, continues to go from strength to strength this year. Each talk has had an excellent turn out with great feedback from attendees. We’ve already covered a number of interesting topics including; looking at the role of women in medieval Wales, the significance of mirrors in magic and folklore and the dynamics of community archaeology.
The monthly talks provide an exciting window into research undertaken in history, archaeology, literature and religion and give adult learners an insight into the specific research going on within Cardiff University and further afield. The next lecture will be held Wednesday 18th January and Dr William Purkis of the University of Birmingham will be discussing Souvenirs of the Sepulchre: Devotion to an Empty Tomb at the Time of the First Crusade.
If you’re interested in embarking on the Exploring the Past Pathway to a Degree programme, a number of modules are starting in January, including Exploring the Past: Archaeology. This 9 week course looks at what archaeologists actually do. Using a stimulating series of case studies, students are introduced to a variety of approaches and techniques for reconstructing past landscape and agriculture, technology, trade, diet, burial practices, beliefs, cultural identity and the lives of individuals and communities. The course will be delivered by Dr Christina Hatzimichael and Dr David Howell and David will coincidentally be giving a talk in February on Begging, Poverty and Heritage.
For more information on the free lecture series or the Exploring the Past Pathway, please contact Dr Paul Webster. Call 029 2087 5610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.