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Arthur - a leader for all

The legends surrounding King Arthur have broad appeal today, and it seems that that has always been the case.

The audience at the recent launch of Bangor University’s new Centre for Arthurian Studies learnt that, whether he existed or not, the legendary king, or leader of men, has been appropriated by cultures across Europe and down the ages, and has served many different purposes.

Publication date: 27 January 2017

Arthurian Place Names in Wales: Book Launch

Publication date: 16 May 2017

BAFTA Cymru and Pontio to host special preview of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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

Bangor Arthurian expertise at Bradford Literary Festival this July

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

Cataloguing the Arthurian Collection

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

Funding award for 'The Arthurian Quest' project

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

How King Arthur became one of the most pervasive legends of all time

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

International Arthurian Congress

Centre for Arthurian Studies members and affiliated members (staff and students from Bangor University and elsewhere) contributed to the 24th International Arthurian Congress held in Würzburg, Germany this July.

Publication date: 10 July 2017

New Arthurian edition by Bangor Emeritus professor

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

New blog launched

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

News on cataloguing for the Arthurian Centre

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

Prof. Raluca Radulescu awarded a Bangor Teaching Excellence Fellowship

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

THELMA Awards

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

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