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Visions of Steel, Port Talbot 12 May …

Visions of Steel – Public Event – May 12th, 6.30 – 8.30pm – Blanco’s Restaurant, Port Talbot

The event will exhibit a selection of photographs of the Port Talbot steel industry in the 1940s and 1950s which have recently been digitised by Peoples’ Collection Wales.

The event will offer the opportunity to view samples from the collection and to share memories and about the photographs and the local steel industry that will enable the community to shape the archive and help the project team date and identify the images, expanding the archive.

Please circulate this information to your friends and colleagues who may like to come along.

Everyone welcome.


Kate Spiller
Impact and Engagement Officer | Swyddog Effaith ac Ymgysylltu
Research Hub for Arts, Humanities and Law | Canolfan Ymchwil y Celfyddydau, y Dyniaethau a’r Gyfraith


Research, Engagement and Innovation Services | Gwasanaethau Ymchwil, Ymgysylltu ac Arloesi
Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe

Direct Tel | Ffon Uniongyrchol +44 (0)1792 606587
Email | Ebost k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

www.swansea.ac.uk | www.abertawe.ac.uk


Hafod-Morfa Oral Histories, 16 May …

The Friends of Hafod-Morfa are going to be recording some oral histories of people who worked in the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks in the latter half of the twentieth century over the next few months. Over the last few years we have been approached by several people who want to share their stories and so we are going to train a handful of volunteers and start to record some of these.

I am wondering if you may be interested in being one of those volunteers. We have arranged a training session with Sian Williams from the Miners Library on the 16th May (Monday from 2.30 to 4.30pm. This session will explore the best practice involved in recording and some of the practical considerations, by working with some of the recordings in the library.

Some of the recipients of this email will already have experience of oral history from the White Rock project. You would be welcome to attend the training or not if you have experience.

Please get in touch if you would be interested in getting involved in this activity.

Stuart Griffin
Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Development Project
College of Arts and Humanities
Swansea University
Singleton Park

01792 602617

Follow the Cu @ Swansea copper project at www.hafodmorfacopperworks.com

Find us on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hafod-Morfa-Copperworks/381169952010109

See photos of the project on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/97373278@N07/sets/

Working Days Monday 9-5, Wednesday 9-5, Friday 9-12.30.


Careers in Museums; Different Skills and Roles, 9 May …

Swansea University Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Heritage Skills Programme

Don’t miss the upcoming masterclass, focused on: Enhancing Employability – Career Development – Applying Education and Skills in the Work Place

‘Careers in Museums; Different Skills and Roles’
Steph Mastoris, National Museum of Wales,

May 9th 2 – 3pm, SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University.

The session will be informal and will offer a chance to pick the brains of an experienced working professional and to ask questions and gain advice. The session are open to all students and non-students.

Places are limited. Reserve your space today:

Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

Locating Disability in Britain’s Industrial Revolution, 5 May …

Swansea University Research Institute for Arts and Humanities



Professor David Turner (Swansea University)

Thursday 5 May 2016 at 6.30 pm
Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP (This is an accessible venue)

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  To reserve your free place go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/locating-disability-in-britains-industrial-revolution-prof-d-turner-tickets-24253530964, email riah@swansea.ac.uk or tel 01792 295190 to leave your name.

Light refreshments will be available before the lecture from 6.00 pm.

Enquiries:   riah@swansea.ac.uk

Heritage Placement Opportunities …

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Key Skills Programme



Skills Training – Career Development –  Employability Enhancement

This programme will be of interest to students from within and outside of heritage and heritage-related disciplines, including IT, management, tourism and literature.

National placements including:

  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)
  • Big Pit, National Coal Museum
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust (GGAT)
  • The Dylan Thomas BirthHouse, 5 CwmdonkinDrive
  • The Egypt Centre, Swansea University
  • Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University, including MA, MPhil and PhD students .

Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Please visit the website to download the application form and to access information on all available placements, funding for travel and accommodation and details on how to apply.


Deadline for applications: April 25th at 5pm. Please direct enquiries and completed application forms to Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk.


Creative Regeneration – Rethinking Our Built Heritage, Talk 29 May

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities, History and Heritage Talk

‘Creative Regeneration – Rethinking Our Built Heritage’

Ben Reynolds, Director Trilein Ltd. 2-3pm, May 29 2014, SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University

This talk will consider the regeneration of our built environment and heritage, presented by Ben Reynolds, of Trilein Ltd, Urban and Community Regeneration Consultants.

Everyone welcome. To book a place please email Kate Spiller, k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk