Saturday, 5 October 2013

Richard Burton Centre Seminar Series

This year's seminar series will be approaching the increasingly relevant but ever contentious theme of Civic Nationalisms. The plural indicates the different ways of thinking about civic nationalism, moving beyond the simple binary of civic/ethnic nationalism. With a diverse range of speakers approaching this fascinatingly complicated topic from a variety of angles, it is sure to be a year full of engaging discussion and debate. The outline for semester one is as follows:

Hydref / October 21

Syd Morgan and Alan Sandry, European Institute of Identities, Swansea University
Civic Nationalisms in the Context of European Identities


 Tachwedd / November 4

Simon Brooks and Daniel G. Williams, Swansea University
Civic or Ethnic Nationalism? Yes please!


 Tachwedd / November 18

Robert Rhys, Prifysgol Abertawe
Iwerddon, Cymru, a Chenedlaetholdeb Diwylliannol: AE a DJ

[Cultural Nationalism in Ireland and Wales: AE and DJ. Delivered in Welsh with translations facilities]


 Rhagfyr / December 2

Peter Lynch, University of Sterling
Political Parties, Civic Society and the Independence Referendum in Scotland


Rhagfyr / December 9

Public lecture, hosted by Richard Burton Centre with the support of Learned Society of Wales
Professor Angela John
The Representation of Lady Rhondda: a Biographical Challenge
5.15: Reception and book launch
6.00: Lecture
James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, James Callaghan building.
Seminars will be held (unless stated otherwise) in the Arts and Humanities Conference Room, James Callaghan Building at 4pm. All welcome!