This is the staff and student team from Swansea University that are working together to create the 2017-18 edition of the Gorffennol journal and blog.
Dr Charlie Rozier, Supporting Lecturer
Charlie Rozier is a Lecturer in Medieval History and employability coordinator in the History Department. He will be helping us to organise the journal this year, overseeing the project and helping us if we experience any problems in the process.
You can find out more about Charlie’s research and teaching interests at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/academic/artshumanities/hc/c.c.rozier/
Charlie welcomes students to follow him on Twitter: @rozierhistorian
Amy Megson, Chief Editor
Studying for her Masters in Medieval Studies
My research interests cover medieval history and literature. I prefer the later Middle Ages (particularly c.1300 onwards), and enjoy the topics of the history of the English language, the medieval Church, and kingship – especially the interplay between the latter two. My literary interests concern the Arthurian legend, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and gender theory.
Harry Cochrane, Chief Art Editor
Studying for his Masters in History
I arrived at Swansea University in 2014 from Yeovil in South Somerset having completed my A-Levels at the now-defunct Chilton Cantelo School. My years of study at Swansea have centred largely on the political and military histories of the rise and fall of the British, French and Russian empires alongside more modern topics such as the Cold War and Yugoslav Wars. At undergraduate level, I completed my dissertation on British Naval Prize Law and ‘prize fighting’ in the Napoleonic Era, and received a full scholarship for my Masters degree. I have worked for several summers as an administrative assistant at a firm of solicitors, with work experience at a sports journalism firm, perhaps with an eye towards a future career. I also have a keen desire to pursue a PhD in History.
Lauren Kent, Production Editor
Third Year History Student
I am so happy to be the production editor for Gorffennol. I really enjoy promoting the journal on social media. It allows people to read about history so easily, learn and be inspired by our writers. On the blog and within the journal. It’s amazing how we can translate that to others – people interested in history and the creative industry. This experience is so valuable to me, not only do I enjoy it, but I also hope it will be good experience to pursue a future career in publishing. Furthermore it’s great to be a part of such an inspiring, intelligent and passionate team.
Adam Fletcher, Head of Communications
Third Year Ancient and Medieval History Student
Whilst reading for a BA in Ancient and Medieval History, I have had the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics, from ancient art and architecture to Anglo-Norman warfare; all of which I have found to be both engaging and intellectually stimulating. The central focus for much of my research has concerned the history of England and France in the High Middle Ages (c.1000-c.1300). In particular, I am fascinated by the political situation in Europe in the age of the so-called ‘Angevin Empire’. As such, for my dissertation, I am in the process of conducting a prosopographical study into members of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy who went to the duchy of Aquitaine during the reigns of Henry II and Richard I. I hope to continue to pursue new and exciting topics next year by doing an MA in Medieval Studies.
Vacancies: Art Editors, Photography Editors, Communications Officers, Blog Editors, and PR Officers.
If you are interested in joining the 2017-18 team, please email Charlie or Amy.