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Exploring Medieval Wales: Power, Language(s) and Literature

Saturday 9 November
St Fagans National Museum of History St Fagans National Museum of History Cardiff, CF5 6XB

This public event is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded network Medieval English. It will bring together Mr Dafydd Wiliam, Dr Dylan Foster Evans, and Professor Helen Fulton FLSW.

Mr Dafydd Williams, the principal curator of the museum’s historic buildings, will give the audience a tour of the reconstructed site. He will also talk inside the Llys itself about the process of reconstruction. Dr Dylan Foster Evans (Cardiff University) will then deliver a lecture delineating the linguistic and sociohistorical context of medieval north Wales. Concentrating on Branwen, one of the literary texts depicted in the tapestries that decorate the Llys’s walls. Finally, Professor Helen Fulton’s (Bristol University) lecture will focus on the language of the praise poetry composed to two fifteenth-century lords by Welsh and English poets.

The lectures, held in the museum’s main lecture theatre, will enable the audience to link the sociopolitical context of the royal court with the linguistic and literary manifestations of medieval multilingualism in north Wales and the March of Wales.

Event Details
Date
Saturday 9 November
Venue
St Fagans National Museum of History
St Fagans National Museum of History Cardiff, CF5 6XB
Website:
https://museum.wales/stfagans/