News & Events

The Aberystwyth Medieval Conference is an annual event taking place at the end of June under the auspices of the Centre for Research in Historiography and Historical Cultures. Organised by PhD students in the Department of History and Welsh History, this conference welcomes postgraduate and early career scholars working on the medieval past from a variety of disciplinary perspectives – including but not limited to history, literary studies, art history, geography and archaeology – to offer a comparative and trans-regional approach.


In 2018 the conference will focus on notions of origins. Stories about roots have been at the core of every society of which we know. Whether describing peoples, places, movements or ideas, these narratives reflected and helped shape debates about identity and community. Where a society, idea or movement came from, the past it superseded and the future it promised to create, became a means for defining a community’s distinctiveness. Origins were recovered and imagined, their meaning debated and redefined.


More information about the conference and the Call for Papers can be found at:


History students give stamp of approval
Overall satisfaction at the Department of History & Welsh History at Aberystwyth University has been rated at 92% in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) of final year undergraduate students. Published on 9 August 2017, the NSS reveals that 92% of the Department’s students were satisfied with their overall experience compared with the UK average of 84%.

Power and Identity: The Reading of History in High Medieval Europe
28th- 30th June 2017, Aberystwyth.
The Reading of History in High Medieval Europe

Excellent results for History in NSS 2016
Aberystwyth University’s History Department has achieved an impressive score of 95% for overall student satisfaction in a UK-wide survey - significantly higher than the UK figure of 86%.

Research Fellowship Awarded
Prof. Martyn J. Powell has been awarded a Murial McCarthy Research Fellowship at Dublin’s Marsh’s Library for his project ‘Personal Debt in Georgian Dublin: Marshalseas, Spunging-Houses and the Body Politic’.

Leverhulme Trust grant awarded
Dr David Ceri Jones secures grant for his project on Trans-Atlanic Protestantism