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Habitual Petitioners: John and Jane Danyell

Posted on 19 February 2024 by Keir Waddington

In this blog post, Lloyd Bowen, Reader in Early Modern and Welsh History, writes about an inveterate Elizabethan petitioner who was incarcerated for forging the earl of Essex’s correspondence. In […]

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Co-creating new pasts and new futures: the Roman ‘Diff Fusion Project

Posted on 5 February 2024 by Keir Waddington

CAER Heritage Centre launch with community members and First Minister Mark Drakeford Hello, I’m Dave Wyatt and I have a slightly unusual role because I am a Reader in Civic […]

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Saving ‘the Lives and Limbs of many’: at sea with early modern ship’s surgeons

Posted on 22 January 2024 by Keir Waddington

John Woodall. Line engraving by G. Glover, 1639. Wellcome Collection. Source: Wellcome Collection In her new research, Jasmine Kilburn-Toppin explores early modern ship's surgeons. She explains how in the early […]

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“Geographies of Power”: An undergraduate research opportunities project

Posted on 3 January 2024 by Keir Waddington

Rachel Herrmann writes: How do academic historians incorporate undergraduate students into their research processes and questions? This was the question I considered from early summer 2018 to late 2019, when […]

 
An empire for the Enlightenment: Britain, Quebec, and the American Revolution

An empire for the Enlightenment: Britain, Quebec, and the American Revolution

Posted on 11 December 2023 by Keir Waddington

As Ashley Walsh explains in this blog post, it is a counter-intuitive feature of the Enlightenment that it could be intolerant. We tend to associate the Enlightenment with religious toleration […]

Gaming the past: Cardiff Heritage Jam

Posted on 27 November 2023 by Keir Waddington

Esther Wright explains in this post how a chance introduction to Daniel J. Finnegan, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Cardiff University, and the realization of our shared interest in […]

Power failures, sovereignty and environmental justice in Lebanon

Posted on 13 November 2023 by Keir Waddington

In his post, Owain Lawson explains As I work towards finishing my first book—Power Failures: Development, Sovereignty, and Environmental Justice in Lebanon—I have become preoccupied with the question of whether […]

Cymro a’i Geiniog / A Welsh King and his Coin

Posted on 2 November 2023 by Keir Waddington

Doedd brenhinoedd y Cymry ddim yn rhai i roi eu henwau ar geiniogau – fel arfer. Mae un eithriad: ceiniog sy’n dwyn yr enw Hoƿæl Rex. Hywel ap Cadell (Hywel […]

Fire, News and Slate: The Story of the ‘Hamburg Bluchers’

Fire, News and Slate: The Story of the ‘Hamburg Bluchers’

Posted on 26 October 2023 by Keir Waddington

Porthmadog Museum in north Wales displays a pair of heavy work boots called ‘Blutsiars Hambro’ or ‘Hamburg Bluchers’, their heavy wooden soles matched with rough leather and metal buckles. The […]

History and Trauma in Twelfth-Century Jerusalem

History and Trauma in Twelfth-Century Jerusalem

Posted on 17 October 2023 by Bronach Kane

Writing in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem sometime in the late 1180s or early 1190s, with the recent trauma of the Holy City’s loss to the Muslim sultan, Salah al-Din, […]