Lampeter Treasures Seminar Series

An opportunity to view our Seminars as part of our Bicentenary Celebrations.

Lampeter treasures Series: Bowdler Tract Collection by Professor Nick Seager

The seminar series has been developed by the University’s Library and Archives team to support the range of online and physical exhibitions hosted as part of the University’s bicentenary celebrations.

The Bowdler Tracts are among the greatest jewels within the University library, comprising a collection of 9 000 pamphlets collected by three successive members of the Bowdler family between 1638 and 1785..

Their subject matter ranges from religion to medicine, and from the theatre to foreign trade and the colonies which means and that they provide a superb picture of 17th and 18th century life.

Professorial Lectures

An opportunity to view the inaugural lectures of our newly appointed professors.

Professorial Lecture by Professor Mirjam Plantinga - 27.04.2022

During this lecture, Professor Plantinga explores the relevance of Hellenistic poetry and art for us now, focusing on key themes such as collaboration, community, identity, and engagement – themes that are particularly apt to reflect upon during bicentenary celebrations.

Professorial Lecture by Professor Louise Steel - 16.03.2022

During the lecture, entitled ‘An Archaeological Odyssey: O Gaza i Gymru’, Professor Steel journeys through her research, focusing on three key areas which have shaped her scholarship.  These include her archaeological work with communities in contested landscapes such as Gaza and Cyprus, her work in understanding people's social lives through their material culture and finally New Materialisms – embedding people in the world and working with materials.

Professorial Lecture by Professor Catrin Williams - 16.02.2022

In her lecture, Professor Williams considers the significance attached to ‘memory’ in recent research on the New Testament, particularly the Gospel of John, in order to explore how these ancient texts negotiate the relationship between understanding the present and remembering the past.

Professorial Lecture by Professor Kyle Erickson - 20.10.2021

Professor Erickson takes as his starting point the results of the unclear lines of succession following the death of Alexander the Great and will explore the how the “successors” and their empires understood the lessons of Alexander’s failures. In particular, he explores what are the inherent dangers in moments of transition between leaders?