CREW sustains a rolling programme of conferences.




Saturday 13 AprilBONDS OF ATTACHMENT: EMYR HUMPHREYS AT 100, Centenary Symposium and Public Lecture.

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12-14 May, Ex/changes: multi-disciplinarity, Wales Studies and beyond, the annual conference of the AWWE, organised in collaboration with the Learned Society for Wales. 

Call for Papers and further information from the AWWE website


5 November, Crossing Borders, one day conference on art and literature to accompany the exhibition 'Four Painters in Raymond Williams's Border Country' at MOMA Machynlleth, organised and curated by Dr Peter Wakelin

11 March, Beyond the Border Country, international one day symposium at Pandy village hall, organised by Professor Daniel Williams (CREW, Swansea)

20-22 July, International Conference on Welsh Studies, North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History (NAASWCH), organised by Professor Daniel Williams (CREW, Swansea University)


27-29 March, ‘The Country and the City: Rural and Urban Wales the annual conference of AWWE, organised by Dr Aiden Byrne and Professor Diana Wallace.


3-5 September, Dylan Unchained: The Dylan Thomas Centenary Conference, organised by CREW, supported by the Research Institute of the Arts and Humanities, Swansea University.


22-24 March, ‘Literary Topographies: Mapping Welsh writing in English’, the annual conference of AWWE, co-organised by CREW (Kirsti Bohata) and Matthew Jarvis (Lampeter, Trinity St Davids)


22 October, Long Revolutions in Wales and Japan Conference: Raymond Williams in Transit 3,

Organised by the Richard Burton Centre & CREW with the  Raymond Williams Kenkyu-kai (The Society for Raymond Williams Studies, Japan) JSPS/MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.

22 June, Dillwyn Day: Science, Culture and Society, organised in collaboration with the Learned Society of Wales

A report on the CREW blog is available. 


Saturday, November 6th, 2010, at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
R. S. Thomas. 10th Anniversary Conference. A one-day conference arranged by CREW (Centre for the Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales), Swansea University with the R.S. Thomas Centre, Bangor University

12-14 July Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture, Politics (co-organised with C-SCAP [Centre for Study of Culture and Politics] and GENCAS [Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society] in collaboration with the Richard Burton Centre, all within the School of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University).


Lynette Roberts Conference 
(organised in partnership with Oxford University) at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, 31 October 2009.  A report on the conference is available on the CREW Blog.

Raymond Williams - Japan 
A symposium report is available on the CREW Blog, here.

DRHA 2009: Dynamic Networks of Knowledge and Practice: Contexts, Crises, Futures (co-organised with Queens University Belfast, Digital Humanities Observatory at the Royal Irish Academy Dublin and in partnership with The National Library of Wales).  7-9 September, 2009, held at Queen's University, Belfast.  A conference report and pictures is available on the CREW blog.

Margiad Evans Centenary Conference 
15th May 2009, at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Spaces of Comparison: Welsh Writing in English in Comparative Contexts (Annual AWWE conference) 27-29 March, Gregynog Hall, Newtown


Raymond Williams: Culture and Society @ 50 
7 November at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea (with support from the Raymond Williams Society)

Transatlantic Exchange: African Americans and the Celtic Nations 28-30 March. Swansea University and The Dylan Thomas Centre. (Substantial support from The Collegium for African American Research and Swansea University’s School of Arts).

Audit of Research in Welsh Studies July 14th, Swansea University. (Funded by the British Academy)

Border Writing Annual Welsh Writing in English Conference, Gregynog. March 21 – 23. 

BWLET conference on Translating Literature into English September 7th. Swansea University. (Funded by the AHRB)

Nations and Relations University of Wales funded video conferences, featuring contributors from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Swansea University.

The Short Story Annual Welsh Writing in English Conference, Gregynog. March 19 – 21.