A Year of Digital Adventure: building our digital estate

For Wales, 2016 is the Year of Adventure. In this fledgling digital world of ours though, every year is full of digital adventures, where new technologies, services, apps, ideas and people come to the fore. The prologue to the digital adventure is about the idea that there will be a time after technological development to Read more about A Year of Digital Adventure: building our digital estate[…]

The Demise of Welsh History?

Huw Bowen’s suggestions for sustainable Welsh History: http://www.clickonwales.org/2014/12/the-strange-death-of-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 Read more about The Demise of Welsh History?[…]

CODAH: Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities

Swansea University‘s Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities was founded in summer 2014. CODAH aims to deepen links and share knowledge between staff and students in Arts and Humanities and Computing (and other disciplines), in terms of research, teaching, public impact, resourcing and strategy. Dr Tom Cheesman (Dept of Languages) and Dr Robert S Laramee Read more about CODAH: Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities[…]

A World of Welsh Copper: Cu@Swansea

Hafod and Morfa Copperworks from White Rock Image Credit If anyone has not become aware of the work of the Welsh Copper project then a trawl through some of the information available from it may be in order. Cu@Swansea has gathered huge momentum over the last few years, building on the innovative regeneration work begun in the Read more about A World of Welsh Copper: Cu@Swansea[…]

A Centenary History of Swansea City FC

This project is headed by Dr. Martin Johnes and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in conjunction with Swansea University and the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust. The ‘Swans100’ project is exploring, conserving and celebrating the heritage of Swansea City FC and commemorates Swansea City FC’s centenary. It has established an online archive, consisting of Read more about A Centenary History of Swansea City FC[…]

The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE

This work has been the recipient of the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant, worth £158,220, and is headed by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska with the support of two PhD students, Zuzanna Bennett (Swansea University) and Felicitas Weber (Bonn University), at Swansea University for three years starting in January 2013. The Project explores the world of demons Read more about The Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: Second Millennium BCE[…]

What are the odds?

‘What are the odds? Capturing and exploring data created by online political gambling markets’: Headed up by Dr. Matthew Wall on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project – worth £76,001 – along with his Co-Investigators (Dr Stephen Lindsay – Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Swansea University and Dr Rory Read more about What are the odds?[…]

The early History of the internet in Wales

Dr Rhys Jones’ work is currently being written as a chapter for the Routledge Companion to Comparative Internet Studies (forthcoming in 2015). It focusses on the portrayal of the Internet in the English-language press in Wales, and in the Welsh-language press, 1990-1996. These are the years when the Internet could be regarded as being in Read more about The early History of the internet in Wales[…]

Twitter and the Welsh Language

Work from Dr. Rhys Jones recently published jointly with D. Cunliffe and Z.R. Honeycutt : ‘Twitter and the Welsh language’, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Vol. 14 No. 7, pp. 653-671). The project used an online questionnaire in order to gain an insight into the thoughts and feelings of Welsh speakers towards Twitter. Read more about Twitter and the Welsh Language[…]