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When did the people of Wales become Welsh?

It’s Rugby World Cup season, which means that expressions of Welsh identity are broadcast on the big screen for the world to see. But, amidst the singing of the anthem, the dragons and the daffodils, do you ever wonder when people began to consider themselves as Welsh, and their country Wales?

Most historians agree that a sense of Welsh identity was in existence by the twelfth century, but we don’t yet know when exactly this developed and why. Medieval historian Dr Rebecca Thomas thinks that suggestions of a Welsh identity can be found as early as the ninth century.

Publication date: 11 October 2019

EMPYRE Project of Youth Work in Europe

The School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences has become a partner in the Erasmus EMPYRE project on youth work in Europe. With other EU wide HEIs and partner charity organisations in four countries, the project explores, collects and develops successful youth work practices used to empower young people in Europe. 

Publication date: 4 October 2019

A History Festival comes to town

Leading historians David Starkey, Lucy Worsley, David Olusoga and Trevor Fishlock seen regularly on our TV screens will be joining experts from Bangor University and across the UK to participate in the first History Festival being held in Bangor on 25th & 26th October 2019.

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Dr Rebecca Thomas appointed as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Rebecca Thomas has joined the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences from September 2019, working on a three-year project entitled ‘Writing the Medieval Welsh World’. 

Publication date: 23 September 2019

Graduation Profile: Gwenlli Thomas

Publication date: 19 July 2019