A Academi Hywel Teifi Event
This event is part of the Centenary series
Dr Gethin MatthewsSpeaker's Biography
Mae Dr Gethin Matthews yn uwch-ddarlithydd yn Adran Hanes Prifysgol Abertawe. Ers 2011 bu ganddo gyfrifoldeb am ddysgu hanes trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe. Mae ei ymchwil cyfredol yn ymwneud â phrofiadau’r Cymry yn y Rhyfel Mawr, ac â’r creithiau dwfn a adawyd gan y gyflafan honno ar feddylfryd y Cymry. Yn ogystal ag astudio sut effeithiodd digwyddiadau 1914-1918 ar gymdeithas a diwylliant yng Nghymru yn uniongyrchol, mae ganddo ddiddordeb yn effeithiau tymor-hir y Rhyfel ar Gymru . Ei lyfr diweddaraf, a gyhoeddwyd yn 2018, yw 'Having a Go at the Kaiser: A Welsh Family at War.' (Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru.)
Henry Lewis was one of the first academics appointed by the new institution of University College, Swansea. He was awarded his chair in 1921, and was Head of the Welsh Department until his retirement in 1954. He gained his reputation by way of his academic authority and his command of the grammar of the Celtic languages. However, as with many of his contemporaries, the First World War interrupted Lewis's life and work. The effects of the war were arguably responsible for putting him on a path that led him all the way to the Chair in Swansea. The details of Henry Lewis's private life are revealed by a remarkable archive which was presented to the Richard Burton Archives at the University in 2017. Diaries from 1916 to 1918 allow us to trace his thoughts and opinions during these years and are revealing when compared with his published articles. We see a young man who has something to say about Wales, the world and humanity. It was in the trenches that he found his voice as a public figure in a Welsh cultural circle.
(Welsh medium event with simultaneous translation provided.If you require translation please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your headset. )
The lecture is a part of the ' Celebrating our Century - a community University on the world stage' lecture series which celebrates Swansea University's Centenary.
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