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Medieval Swansea, 20/21 June


City Witness Exhibition

An exhibition linked to the ‘City Witness’ project will run at Swansea Museum from 21 June, 2014. Events and activities linked to the exhibition include:

Friday 20 June

7.30-9pm: Launch event, including overview of the research, introduction to the digital resources and Q&A with the project team, and Private View of the exhibition with refreshments (by invitation)

Saturday 21 June

10am-12pm: Mapping Medieval Swansea workshop
What can maps tell us about medieval Swansea? This interactive workshop will introduce participants to sources and research techniques for reconstructing historic landscapes.

12.15-1.15pm: Medieval manuscript workshop
The strange tale of William Cragh, hanged in Swansea in 1290, survives in a manuscript in the Vatican Library. This workshop explores the hidden clues and evidence in this fascinating medieval source.

2.30-4.30pm: Medieval Swansea tour
Join the research team to explore traces of medieval Swansea in the city today, and walk in the footsteps of William Cragh and other medieval characters.

(Please contact Swansea Museum for further information regarding these events – booking required.)

Conference Presentations

The ‘City Witness’ project will be represented at a number of conferences in 2014, including:

  • ‘Beyond Engagement: Creating Integration, Innovation and Impact’, University of Victoria, Canada, May 2014
  • Leeds International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK, July 2014
  • Digital Heritage 2014: Digital Communities in Action, University of York, UK, July 2014
  • ‘Urban History: Cities in Europe, Cities in the World’, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2014