Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries Section – Annual Conference

Posted on 10 June 2013

On Friday the 28th June, the Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries section of the University of Wales Alumni Association will hold their annual one-day conference.

To be held at the Merch y Wawr Centre in Aberystwyth, the day will start at 10:00am and will include presentations by a number of guest speakers, as well as the Sections’ gerenal meeting.

Speakers include Rosanne Reeves, one of the founder members of the ‘Honno Welsh Women’s Press’, Marion Loeffler and Cathryn Charnell-White, who are both research fellows at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic studies and currently members of the Wales and the French revolution project team, Robin Chapman, Lecturer in the Department of Welsh at Aberyswyth University, and Leila Salisbury, whos most recent publication as editor, bringing together 88 welsh folk tunes collected by the Bard Iolo Morganwg,was published at the 2012 National Eisteddfod.

The programme of the day will be as follows:

10.00 Arrive and Register

10.30 Rosanne Reeves
Gwyneth Vaughan and the Literature of the New Woman

11.30 Marion Loeffler
Welsh Political Pamphlets, 1790–1806: Creation and Translation

12.30 General Meeting

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Cathryn Charnell-White
New project on women’s poetry in Wales, Ireland and Scotland

15.30 Robin Chapman
Three aspects of "Hiraeth" in the second half of the Eighteenth Century

16.30 Leila Salisbury
Iolo Morganwg and Mair Richards: the first Collectors of folk tunes in

Further information about the day is available from Dr A Cynfael Lake, Section Secretary, who can be contacted via email -

Please Note: All papers will be delivered through the medium of Welsh


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