Impact and Innovation Awards - Chris Evans wins Civic Impact Award

Impact Awards - Prof Chris Evans History

The University of South Wales held its annual Impact & Innovation Awards last night, in celebration of research that makes an impact on the community and wider society in Wales, nationally and internationally.

This year, 26 entries were received from a wide spectrum of disciplines and from researchers at different stages of their careers. The shortlisted projects address some of the most significant challenges facing society today, from promoting community cohesion to tackling climate change and from promoting equality to improving access to healthcare for all.


Professor Chris Evans - Understanding the links between Wales and the Atlantic slave trade

Work by USW historian Professor Chris Evans to understand the suppressed history of the Welsh textiles industries and their supply of fabrics to the Atlantic slave trade is affecting the ways in which public bodies and creative artists handle a difficult, contested past.