Dr David Wyatt
Location:John Percival Building, Room 5.41
- Slavery in the societies of medieval Britain c. 800-1200 a.d.
- The warrior fraternities of medieval Britain c. 800-1200 a.d.
- Concepts of gender and power in early-medieval Britain.
- The beginnings of English imperialism: political and cultural interaction between the societies of Britain in the 11th and 12th centuries.
- Viking settlement and society in the Irish Sea region.
- The narrative of William A. Hall (a fugitive slave in Cardiff) and Welsh anti-slavery sentiments, 1861-65
- D. R. Wyatt Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland, 800-1200 (Brill, Leiden; Boston, 2009) http://www.brill.nl/product_id28505.htm
- D. R. Wyatt, ‘Gruffudd ap Cynan and the Hiberno-Norse World’. Published in The Welsh History Review, vol. 19, No. 4, December 1999. pp. 595-617.
- D. R. Wyatt, ‘The Significance of Slavery: Alternative Approaches to Anglo-Saxon Slavery’ Published in Anglo-Norman Studies XXIII, (Woodbridge, 2001) pp. 328-347.
- D. R. Wyatt & W.D. Jones ‘Caethwas Ffoedig yng Nghaerdydd: Hanes William A. Hall a diddymiaeth Gymreig 1861-65’ [‘A Fugitive Slave in Cardiff: The narrative of William A. Hall and Welsh anti-slavery sentiments 1861-65’] Canu Caeth; y Cymry A'r Afro-Americaniaid (Llandysul: Gomer, 2010) pp. 39-63
Level 1 Module 20 Credits
- The module provides an introduction to the history of Europe during the Middle Ages.
History in Practice: Fury, Folly and Footnotes
Level 1 Module 20 Credits
- History in Practice introduces students to the different frameworks which underpin historical research and the many different ways of writing history, while providing training in the skills necessary to practice history at undergraduate level.
Blood and Honour: The Viking Age in the West
Level 2 Module 30 Credits
Viking age statues
- Wales and Ireland have frequently been regarded by historians as marginal frontier regions on the fringes of medieval Europe. This course takes a very different perspective and examines how the Irish Sea region was at the heart of a dynamic maritime network linking communities around the North Atlantic.
Slavery and Sin
Level 3 Module 30 Credits
Slavery and Sin
- This module examines the enormous social and cultural significance of slavery in Christian Europe from the late Roman period to the eve of the discovery of the New World.
HST903 Themes in Ancient & Medieval Warfare
MA in Ancient & Medieval Warfare 20 Credits
Lifelong Learning Teaching - Exploring the Past
I conceived, designed and manage this foundation pathway which provides non-traditional adult learners with progression onto part-time degree schemes in SHARE with advanced standing. For further details see:
Exploring the Past Web Site:
Impact and Engagement
As community engagement co-ordinator for the School
- I promote and manage community engagement, widening access and outreach initiatives in the School
- I contribute to and lead the development of new outreach and engagement initiatives.
- I contribute to creating collaborative initiatives and programmes internally and externally.
Selected Innovation and Engagement activities:-
CAER Heritage Project
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The Caerau and Ely Rediscovering Heritage Project (CAER) engages Cardiff's Ely and Caerau communities in excavating and exploring an un-researched Iron-Age hillfort, building a detailed picture of the history of this area. For further details of the project see my research page.
Facebook Page with information & images: http://www.facebook.com/#!/CAERHeritageProject
SHARE with Schools Project
I co-ordinate SHARE with Schools (SwS) a project which creates links with local secondary schools and sixth forms in a variety of 'widening access' locations in South-east Wales (currently Ely, Caerau, Leckwith and the Cynon Valley). For further details of the project see my research page.
Project web site: http://sharewithschools.wordpress.com/
I am a public engagement ambassador with the National Centre for the Coordination of Public Engagement, an institution which promotes Public Engagement in Higher Education Institutions across the UK