2018 Conference – Cardiff, Wales

Annual conference 2018 – Cardiff, 13-16 September

The Society’s annual conference for 2018 will be held in Cardiff, Wales, and is hosted by Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. This year coincides with the 70th anniversary of the opening of what was originally called the Welsh Folk Museum at St Fagans, just outside the city. This was the first open air museum in the British Isles and over the last few years it has undergone a major redevelopment to create a dynamic national museum of history and archaeology that will be completed in October.

The theme of the conference is ‘Culture and National Identity’ and it will be based in three locations – the National Museum of History at St Fagans, the National Museum at Cathays Park in Cardiff and the Cardiff Story museum, also in the centre of the city. We will also explore the regenerated docklands of Cardiff Bay. The conference accommodation will be at the Premier Inn in the centre of the city, a short walk from the railway station.

The draft programme will soon be available here on the Society’s website, along with a booking form.  To reserve a place at the conference, or offer a paper, please contact the Conference Secretary, Steph Mastoris, at National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3RD (email: steph.mastoris@museumwales.ac.uk)