History Day 2017 Programme
History Day & Journal Launch / Diwrnod Hanes a Lansiad Cylchgrawn
Saturday 23 September / Sadwrn 23 Medi 2017 10:00am-4:30pm
Swansea Museum (10am-12.30pm) and National Waterfront Museum (2:00pm-4:30pm) / Amgueddfa Abertawe (10am-12.30pm) ac Amgueddfa’r Glannau (2:00pm-4:30pm)
In association with the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association / Ar y cyd â Changen Abertawe y Gymdeithas Hanes
Refreshments available / Lluniaeth ar gael
The morning at Swansea Museum – this can get very busy, come early to ensure a seat
10.10 launch of Volume 25 of the Swansea History Journal / Minerva – it is available throughout the day - for a taste of what's inside click here.
10:30 Mark Lodwick, "Recent finds from Swansea & the surrounding area". Mark is Finds Coordinator for the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales based at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.
11.30 Helen Hallesy, “Swansea Commemorative Pottery: Politics, Royalty, Reform, Wars” Helen, a long term Council member of the R.I.S.W. and advisor to Swansea Museum on ceramics, has published books on Ynysmeudwy Pottery, the Glamorgan Pottery, and a collector's exhibition book of the Swansea Potteries. Her talk introduces her brand new book on this theme, which will be available for the first time. Come & get a copy !
12.40 Debate: “Nostalgia and History have nothing in common” all welcome, have your say
The afternoon at the National Waterfront Museum just three minutes walk away
2.00 Teresa Hillier, “Legacy of Longfields - a project which examines a pioneering disability charity for children with cerebral palsy, established in 1952” Teresa is the project manager and also a PhD student in disability history at Swansea University.
2.40 Ian Smith, “Community Museums” Ian is Modern & Contemporary Curator at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and will talk about his programme of engagement with local groups.
3.30 Gerald Gabb, “Swansea & the Sea” a former museum education officer, Gerald has researched and published Swansea history
The R.I. welcomes the partnership of the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association in putting on the History Day.