Postgraduate topics

Some current and recent PhD and MPhil topics

Modern history

  • Rhyfel y Degwm (Sion Edward Jones, supervisor Dr. Lowri Ann Rees and Professor Huw Pryce)
  • Education and the poor on Merseyside in the 19th century (Judith Taylor, supervisors Dr Peter Shapely and Dr Lowri Ann Rees)
  • The Primacy of Architectural Patronage: Incorporating a Case Study of Joseph Aloysius Hansom 1804-1882 (supervisors Dr Peter Shapely and Dr Lowri Ann Rees)
  • Castell Penrhyn (Catrin Wager, supervisors Dr Lowri Ann Rees, Professor Huw Pryce, Dr Peter Shapely)
  • Kuwaiti Business relationships with India: Trade, Merchants, and Cultural Impact (mid-19th century to 1945) (Madeha alFadhli, supervisors Dr Christian Koller and Dr Lowri Ann Rees)
  • The Qassim Region through the Reports of Travelling Expatriates, 1862–1923 (Abdulmohsen Alreshoodi, supervisor Dr Christian Koller)
  • The impact of the two world wars on the London livery companies (Peter Davies, supervisors Dr Andrew Edwards and Dr Mari Wiliam)
  • The British Policy towards King Abdulaziz in Najd, Al-Ahsa and Hejaz, 1902-1932 (Dhailfallah Alotaibi, supervisor Dr Christian Koller)
  • Modern Iraq from Occupation to Independence: The Shi’as Resistance to British Colonization, 1914-1921 (Eissa Dashti, supervisor Dr Christian Koller)
  • The impact of temporary immigrants on the Welsh identity and culture (Martin Hanks, supervisors Dr Andrew Edwards and Dr Dinah Evans)
  • The Political Influence of the British Military Administration on the Libyans in Tripolitania 1943–51 (Mohammed Essegaire, supervisors Dr Christian Koller and Dr Peter Shapely)
  • The Cultural Life in Libya under the British Military Administration, 1943–1951 (Yousef Madi, supervisors Dr Christian Koller and Dr Peter Shapely)
  • Italian communities in Britain after 1945 (Marco Giudici, supervisor Dr Andrew Edwards)
  • The English in Wales: political constructions, identity and belonging since 1945 (Michelle Walker, supervisor Dr Andrew Edwards)
  • An international history of the Biafran War and its aftermath (Anna Luepke, supervisor Dr Alexander Sedlmaier)
  • Educational reform in Wales, c.1955-75 (Anna Olsson-Roost, supervisors Dr Andrew Edwards and Dr Lowri Ann Rees)
  • Visions of Equality: Women, Feminism and Politics in 1970s Britain (Liz Homans, supervisors Dr Peter Shapely and Dr Andrew Edwards)
  • The politics of memory in united Germany; 9th November and 3rd November commemorations in comparative perspective (Sadiqa Riazat, supervisors Dr Anna Saunders and Dr Alexander Sedlmaier)

Early Modern and Medieval History

  • The Britons: Identity and Ethnicity, c. 400-1000 (Edwin Richard Hustwit, supervisors Professor Huw Pryce and Professor Nancy Edwards)
  • Adolescent deviance in Welsh and Irish monasteries: a meme-based analysis of early and high medieval hagiographical literature (Christian Michael Zottl, supervisors Dr Sue Johns and Professor Huw Pryce)
  • Stephen of Rouen’s Draco Normanicus (Jennifer Korst, supervisors Dr Mark Hagger and Professor Huw Pryce)
  • Hunaniaeth ranbarthol yng Nghymru, c. 1100-c.1300 (Euryn Roberts, supervisors Professor Huw Pryce and Ms Nia Powell)
  • Rights of Marriage: Uxorial Agency in Wales in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (Danna Rae Messer, supervisors Professor Huw Pryce and Dr Sue Johns)
  • Brut y Brenhinedd, Brut y Tywysogyon a hanesyddiaeth Gymreig yr oesoedd canol (Owain Wyn Johnes, supervisors Professor Huw Pryce and Dr Kate Olson)
  • English views of Germany 1618-1714 (Anna-Karina Rühl, supervisor Professor Tony Claydon)
  • News in late Stuart England (Samuel Garland, supervisors Professor Tony Claydon and Professor Tom Corns)

Archaeology and Heritage

  • Insular Identities on Neolithic Anglesey (Neil Mc Guinness, supervisor Dr Gary Robinson)
  • The application of phenomenology to the interpretation of prehistoric monuments in North Wales (Robert Blackburn, supervisors Dr Gary Robinson and Professor Raimund Karl)
  • The role of the ordinary women in British iron age societies (Hazel Butler, supervisor Professor Raimund Karl)
  • The hillforts of the Clwydian Range (Erin Victoria Robinson, supervisors Professor Raimund Karl and Dr Kate Waddington)
  • Image and Reality in Medieval Warfare: Wales c. 1100-c. 1450 (Samantha Colclough, supervisor Professor Nancy Edwards and Professor Huw Pryce)
  • Carving the cross into the changing landscapes or early Irish society: The early medieval cross sculpture of south-eat Ireland in context (Kim Thounhurst, supervisors Professor Nancy Edwards and Professor Huw Pryce)
  • The creation of a planning policy framework for the sustainable conservation of the historic built environment that contributes towards a carbon neutral future in Wales (Nicholas Williams, supervisor Professor Raimund Karl)
  • The Commemoration of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Memorialisation of Historical Trauma (Marian Gwyn, supervisors Professor Raimund Karl and Dr Christian Koller)
  • From antiquarians to archaeologists: The development of archaeology in Wales, c. 1880-1940 (John Gould, supervisor Professor Nancy Edwards)
  • Archaiologos fictio – archaeological fantasies (Alistair Sims, supervisor Professor Raimund Karl)