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Projects

We are involved in a variety of short and multi-year projects across the globe and a selection of current and past projects is available here. These projects are the result of our investment in  collaboration and partnership as well as our success in attracting grants for research, public heritage and regeneration. As an interdisciplinary centre and research facilitator, we support the varied heritage research and practice of university staff, postdoctoral fellows, and students, across time-periods and geographical location. Browse through a selection of past and current projects to find out more about our work in Wales and across the globe.

January 24, 2024
Researchers at Swansea University came together with game designer Kieran Pearson and pupils from Pentrehafod School to design a game that explored the development of the copper working industry in South Wales and the impacts it had on health and the environment Daeth ymchwilwyr ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe ynghyd â Kieran Pearson, dylunydd gemau, a disgyblion o Ysgol Pentrehafod i ddylunio gêm sy’n archwilio datblygiad y diwydiant gwaith copr yn ne Cymru a’i effeithiau ar iechyd a’r amgylchedd.
June 8, 2022
CHART and the department of Chemistry at Swansea University explored the role that art and creative engagement can play in communicating complex chemical processes whilst exploring the significance of the rich industrial heritage of the Lower Swansea Valley.
December 1, 2021
As well as the ‘official’ war memorials to the fallen that can be seen in public places around the towns and villages of Wales, thousands of memorials were dedicated to First World War servicemen by private institutions – chapels, workplaces, schools and clubs.
January 9, 2021
By 1851 Wales had become the world’s first industrial nation and the copper industry was at its heart. Copper was at the heart of important scientific innovations. The industrialisation of this product changed the fabric of communities and landscapes during, and since, the industry’s heyday. This is an intriguing story of how Welsh businesses led the global copper trade for almost two centuries.