Huw Bowen’s suggestions for sustainable Welsh History:
There are many things that we could do, but here are two suggestions.
First, there should be an annual festival of Welsh history. We seem to have festivals of virtually everything in Wales, but for some reason not Welsh history. This is a major omission from the cultural calendar, and it is one that History Research Wales is well placed to rectify.
Second, there should be a properly funded Welsh Institute of Historical Research to serve the needs of communities, local councils, national institutions, and government. It should be the ‘go-to’ place for advice on the history that informs the development of every single form of activity that takes place. Such an institute would not only represent a ‘world first’ but also demonstrate that Wales is fully in touch with its past and properly understands its place in the broader scheme of things.