Staff Profile of Euryn Rhys Roberts

Euryn Roberts
Euryn Rhys Roberts
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Lecturer in Medieval History
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Euryn Rhys Roberts was appointed to a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol lectureship in Medieval History at the School in 2012. He studied for his doctorate at Bangor under the supervision of Professor Huw Pryce, having previously obtained an MA (Welsh History) degree from Bangor and a BA (Modern History) degree from the University of Oxford. He specializes in the history of medieval Wales. He teaches in Welsh on various aspects of medieval and early medieval European and British history.

Teaching and Supervision

Euryn Roberts is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His teaching concentrates on the history of the British Isles and Europe in the pre-modern period.

Courses taught at undergraduate level:
Modules at Level 4 (Part One)

  • Golwg ar yr Oesoedd Canol: Ewrop 1000–1300 (Approaching the Middle Ages: Europe 1000–1300)
  • Cymru: Tywysogion i Duduriaid (Wales: Princes to Tudors) (module convener)

Modules at Levels 5 and 6 (Part Two)
General History Modules

  • Barbariaid a Rhufeiniaid (Barbarians and Romans)

Topic Modules

  • Cestyll a Chymdeithas 1000–1500 (Castles and Society 1000–1500)
  • Cymru: Gormeswyr i Dywysogion (Wales: Tyrants to Princes)
  • Rhyfeloedd Sanctaidd 1095–1197 (Holy Wars 1095–1197)

Special Subject

  • Edward I a’r ‘Cyrion Celtaidd’ (Edward I and the ‘Celtic Fringe’)

Courses taught at postgraduate level:

  • MA Documents and Sources for Medieval and Early Modern History (contributor)
  • MA Postgraduate Portfolio (contributor)

Research Projects and Interests

Euryn Roberts’s research interests include: the pre-conquest history of Wales; the relationship between England and the ‘Celtic Fringe’; medieval mentalities; medieval geographical ideas and concepts; aspects of identity in the medieval period; language and culture in medieval Europe; Middle Welsh language and literature; the expansion of Latin Christendom and the comparative history of the peoples and cultures on the fringes of western Europe during the period c.950-c.1350. Current research projects include:

National and regional identity in Medieval Wales
Euryn’s main current project builds on his HEFCW-funded PhD thesis, ‘Regional Identity in Medieval Wales, c.1100–1283’, and will result in the first book-length study on Welsh identity in the medieval period. He has delivered conference papers at Kalamazoo, Leeds, Oxford, Harvard, Bangor and Gregynog deriving from the project, and has also published on aspects of this work.

Imagined Communities: Constructing Collective Identities in Medieval Europe (funded by the National Science Centre of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland)
Collaborative research project led by Andrzej Pleszczyński (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland).

For more information, please see:
This collaborative project examines the various kinds of narratives which shaped collective identities in medieval Europe. This research project will eventually be published as a monograph.


‘Mental Geographies and Literary Convention: The Poets of the Welsh Princes and the Polities and Provinces of Medieval Wales’, Studia Celtica (2012), 85–110.

Euryn has reviewed books for the Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature, History: Journal of the Historical Association, and Studia Celtica.