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Apocalyptic post-war imagery, the aura of legend and stunning imagery bring to mind modern warnings of the danger of mass extinction and ecological destruction, while the mysterious presentation of both Gawain and the Green Knight challenge modern audiences to self-scrutinise their own potential naivete about the perils brought about by man’s conquest of nature across centuries of industrialisation.
Publication date: 17 February 2022
Movement through Arthurian Legend Plenary Speaker: Dr Aisling Byrne 18-10 September 2020 – on-line
Publication date: 10 September 2020
On 13 February 2018 the Centre for Arthurian Studies welcomed some very generous guests. Mr and Mrs Rawlinson of Wilmslow kindly donated a special set of plates in memory of Mrs Rawlinson’s father Prof. Roland C. Johnston.
Publication date: 14 February 2018
Annual lecture, now in its third year. **postponed until further notice**
Publication date: 20 January 2020
The theme of our annual postgraduate conference in medieval studies, ‘Medievalism Transformed’, now in its 16th year, is ‘Movement through the Arthurian Legend’. **postponed until further notice**
Publication date: 10 February 2020
Publication date: 16 May 2017
BAFTA Cymru and Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor, North Wales are proud to announce a very special preview screening of the highly anticipated new epic film KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD at Pontio’s Cinema at 8pm on Sunday 14 May.
Publication date: 11 May 2017
Prof. Raluca Radulescu, director of the Centre for Arthurian Studies, and Emeritus Prof. P. J. C. Field, School of English Literature, will be giving talks to the public on the topic of King Arthur through the Ages and Malory's Arthur in Tennyson's world (Radulescu, 1 July, 11:30am and 5:15pm respectively) and Camelot (Field, talking about his recent discovery of the potential location of the historical Camelot, 1 July, 2:30pm).
Publication date: 19 June 2017
A generous award from the Bangor Fund will enable us to organise research training
Publication date: 4 November 2019
The enduring popularity of the Arthurian legends has been underlined yet again by the new publication of a set of stamps depicting Arthurian legends and characters by the Royal Mail. The new stamps have designs commissioned from artist Jaime Jones, and the accompanying text is by Bangor University Arthurian expert, Professor Raluca Radulescu.
Publication date: 16 March 2021
In February and March of 2018, I spent three weeks at the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University, working on Charles Bertram's Britannicarum Gentium Historiæ Antiquæ Scriptores Tres (1757) , a work containing editions of Gildas and Nennius, and Bertram's forgery of an itinerary by Richard of Cirencester. This is the story of how that went.
Publication date: 7 February 2019
Blog post by Casey Harris, MA candidate, University of Villanova, USA, first resident short-term fellow of the Centre for Arthurian Studies, July 2017
The month I spent as a visiting research scholar at Bangor University was invaluable in laying the groundwork for my MA dissertation. I am a student at Villanova University, and my dissertation concerns Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Brittaniae ...
Publication date: 31 July 2017
On Tuesday 26th July 2016, Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL) and I visited a place of wonder: a book storage unit. Tucked away on an industrial estate in North Wales, this enormous warehouse is home to thousands of titles belonging to Bangor University – books that, for a variety of reasons are no longer held in the main university library – whether due to changing syllabi, modernised editions replacing older ones, or shifting fashions for certain areas of study.
Publication date: 9 August 2018
The Horse in Premodern European Culture: why horse history matters for Arthurian scholars
Publication date: 16 July 2020
It was at the University of Florida (Gainesville) where my passion for Arthuriana began. I majored in English and minored in Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), and part of this work involved a module called ‘Tales of King Arthur’ taught by Dr Judy Shoaf...
Publication date: 9 August 2018
A very successful and well-attended event was held on 28 February 2019 in the Council Chamber, Bangor University, to celebrate the recent publication of Arthur in the Celtic Languages.
Publication date: 27 June 2019
We reached a milestone this week in the cataloguing of the Flintshire Harries Arthurian Collection when we catalogued the 1,000th book.
Publication date: 29 March 2017
Centre to host the digitised volumes of the Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society
The Centre is proud to announce that it has been entrusted with hosting the digitised volumes of the Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society (BBIAS), the annual bibliographical and research publication of the society, running continuously since 1949. Bangor PhD student Madeleine Killacky is the project assistant and the project is funded by the IAS.
Publication date: 22 October 2020
Building on a portfolio of long-standing international research collaboration, and sponsored by IMEMS (Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Bangor University and Aberystwyth University), the Centre for Arthurian Studies’ day symposium, ‘Chwedlau Arthur yng Nghymru a thu Hwnt / Arthurian Legends in Wales and Beyond’, took place on Thursday 28 June 2018 ...
Publication date: 16 July 2018
Digital version of the Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society joins its hardcopy collection at Centre for Arthurian Studies
A digital version of the Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society now joins its hardcopy collection in the Centre for Arthurian Studies
Publication date: 29 October 2020
Despite recent interpretations giving Arthur English, French or cockney accents, a new academic book launched today (28 February) at Bangor University firmly plants him in the Celtic lands and Celtic languages.
Publication date: 28 February 2019
Publication date: 5 September 2018
A new impact-generating collaborative project on the topic of ‘The Arthurian Quest’ has been awarded funding from the ESRC Bangor University Impact Accelleration fund.
Publication date: 24 October 2017
As we catalogue the Flintshire Harries Arthurian collection we are discovering some treasures. The latest is a version of Tristan (Trystan) by Gottfried von Strassburg printed on handmade paper, and dated 1821.
Publication date: 17 April 2018
This article by Raluca Radulescu , Professor of Medieval Literature and English Literature, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation . Read the original article . King Arthur is one of, if not the, most legendary icons of medieval Britain. His popularity has lasted centuries, mostly thanks to the numerous incarnations of his story that pop up time and time again.
Publication date: 3 February 2017
Centre for Arthurian Studies members and affiliated members (staff and students from Bangor University and elsewhere) contributed to the 24 th International Arthurian Congress held in Würzburg, Germany this July.
Publication date: 10 July 2017
For the first time in its 16-year history, this year’s Medievalism Transformed conference exchanged its beloved ‘College on the Hill’ dwelling for an entirely virtual space in collaboration with the Centre for Arthurian Studies. Over the course of two days (18-19 September 2020), the Centre welcomed over 150 speakers and attendees from all over the world to exchange ideas about ‘Movement through Arthurian Legend’.
Publication date: 28 October 2020
Bangor University will be seeing in 2017 with the launch of a new Centre for Arthurian Studies on Friday 20 January, just as Wales begins to celebrate a Year of Legends. Throughout 2017 events will be held at historic sites the length and breadth of Wales in celebration of its rich culture and heritage.
Publication date: 11 January 2017
The new edition of the most popular English language story of the legendary King Arthur, Thomas Malory’s fifteenth-century Le Morte Darthur , provides students at all levels and the general public with the authoritative text, but without the extensive critical apparatus, of the recent 2-volume scholarly edition published by leading academic medieval press Boydell & Brewer previously launched at the British branch conference of the International Arthurian Society, hosted by Bangor University and organised by Prof. Raluca Radulescu , the centre's director, in 2013.
Publication date: 19 July 2017
Happy to announce a new P.J.C.Field fund will be established
Publication date: 9 December 2019
The Centre’s new blog has been launched, with a story written by the Centre’s first resident fellow, Casey Harris (completing an MA dissertation at Villanova University, US). Read the blog here.
Publication date: 10 August 2017
One of the library’s main achievements this year has been the cataloguing of the Flintshire Harries (Arthurian) Collection for inclusion in the already significant, and internationally-renowned, Arthurian collections at Bangor University Library.
Publication date: 16 November 2017
Publication date: 9 August 2018
Prof. Raluca Radulescu was awarded a Bangor Teaching Excellence Fellowship at the university graduation in July on the grounds of her achievements in teaching and research supervision in the areas of medieval and Arthurian studies.
Publication date: 17 July 2017
Publication date: 24 March 2018
Prof. Raluca Radulescu, the Centre's director, has recently been elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in recognition of her contributions to scholarship and culture in Wales.
Publication date: 8 May 2018
Prof. Raluca Radulescu has been invited to deliver a presentation at the AMARC (Association for Archives and Manuscripts in Research Collections) day symposium
Prof. Raluca Radulescu has been invited to deliver a presentation at the AMARC (Association for Archives and Manuscripts in Research Collections) day symposium at the Bodleian Library, Oxford,
Publication date: 22 October 2019
Professor Raluca Radulescu, our director, will be giving her workshop on the rare Arthurian books in our collections on 25 March.
Professor Raluca Radulescu, our director, will be giving her workshop on the rare Arthurian books in our collections.
Publication date: 9 March 2020
Pupils from Ysgol Aberconwy have been on an ‘Arthurian’ quest to investigate story-telling. Inspired by Wales’ ‘Year of Legends’, Ymgais 2018 Quest, a project by Bangor University’s Centre for Arthurian Studies , invited a selected number of pupils aged 11-13 to develop modern digital storytelling adventures.
Publication date: 4 May 2018
Building on a successful pilot project, which saw pupils enjoying Arthurian literature and creating their own modern ‘Arthurian’ quests, the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University are sharing what they’ve learnt with primary and secondary school teachers today (5th of July 2019).
Publication date: 5 July 2019
On the 5 th of July 2019, the Centre will be hosting a workshop for primary and secondary school teachers. Open to teachers across North Wales, this new event will build on the success of last year’s “Quest”/ “Hymgais” literacy project and will allow teachers to come to the Centre experience our magnificent collection of rare books and manuscripts, and to attend talks held by Professor Raluca Radulescu, Director of the Centre, and Gillian Brownson, writer and storyteller, on using the myths and legends represented in our collection in the classroom.
Publication date: 29 May 2019
The Library and Archive Service of Bangor University have been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for their outreach and community engagement work.
Publication date: 30 May 2017
Our Centre's member Scott Lloyd (RCHMW) informs us of the following presence of our Centre and a recent publication by one of our members, which we launched last year in May, in the latest issue of Current Archaeology .
Publication date: 20 March 2018
In romance, Lancelot is trapped in a tower by Morgan Le Fay, where he amuses himself by drawing on the walls. In July 2016, I, too, became pleasantly ‘trapped’ in an enchanted tower, where I was in no danger of being bored, as my ‘prison’, located in a tower of the Bangor University Library, was full of books ...
Publication date: 1 April 2017
Vyvyan Holland was born in London 1886 under the name Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde. He was the son of the notorious author and playwright Oscar Wild, imprisoned and convicted of the charge of "gross indecency" due to his homosexuality in 1895. After a very public court case, Vyvyan’s mother, in an attempt to protect her boys, moved them abroad and changed their names.
Publication date: 15 January 2018
‘The Romance of Sir Degrevant’, Printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1896. This is one of only 350 original copies made on paper with 8 copies on vellum. The Frontispiece was designed by Edward Burne-Jones and engraved by W.H. Hooper. The printing type is Chaucer Type printed on hand-made paper which holds the second version of the Primrose watermark.
Publication date: 22 October 2020