At the University of South Wales, we specialise in Welsh, British, European, American and International History since about 1500. Most of our staff and students are based at Treforest: we also have final-year students based at Caerleon, and two groups studying for Foundation Degrees at Aberdare and Ebbw Vale.
In 2015, 98% of our graduates declared themselves satisfied with the overall quality of our BA (Hons) History Degree programmes.
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USW is hosting a lecture by Dr Matthew Rendle (University of Exeter) to mark the centenary of the February Revolution of 1917 in Russia. Venue: The Old Debating Chamber of the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay Time: 6.30pm, on 7 February 2017 The centenary of the Russian Revolution marks a major opportunity for reflection […]
USW historian Norry LaPorte has recently published ‘Between Scylla and Charybdis: END and its Attempt to Overcome the Bipolar World Order in the 1980s’ in the Australian journal Labour History (issue 111, 2016). “European Nuclear Disarmament [END]”, says LaPorte, “had a vision of a humanistic socialism from below that would be capable of breaking up […]
Maria Nita, a research assistant with History at USW, has published her first book. Praying and Campaigning with Environmental Christians: Green Religion and the Climate Movement. An ethnographic study of environmental Christian networks involved in the climate and transition towns movements, the book examines the ways in which green Christians engage with their communities and […]
USW historian Fiona Reid features in a new collection of essays on Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War, edited by Jason Crouthammel and Peter Leese. Fiona’s essay ‘Losing Face: Trauma and Maxillofacial Injury in the First World War’ reports on her on-going research on medicine during and after World War One. […]