History at the University of South Wales is one of the University’s most successful research areas.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework – the government’s official measure of research capability – 64% of our research output was rated in the top two categories: 'world-leading’ and 'internationally excellent’.

We carry out research across a long timespan, from Iron Age Wales to the contemporary Muslim world, and we deal with topics as diverse as the commemoration of the dead in the middle ages, Atlantic slavery, 'shell shock’ in World War One, and the history of seaside resorts.

Some of what we do is announced to our professional community via scholarly monographs and articles in learned journals, the traditional outlets of our craft. We also try to reach a wider and more diverse audience through social media (you can follow us @USWHistory), television and radio programmes, exhibitions and other forms of public history. Our interests and current projects are described on this site.

Research podcasts
podcast Dr Fiona Reid discusses the soldiers of World War One who suffered facial injuries
podcast Dr Chris Evans discusses Wales and the Slave Trade