Interactive Art in the Humanities Day at UWTSD Lampeter


The Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) are hosting an Interactive Art in the Humanities Day at the Lampeter campus on Thursday January 14th.

This will be the second event of its kind at UWTSD Lampeter and will see over 100 pupils from Ysgol Bro Pedr visit the University to experience an Interactive Art Day with the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology (AHA) and the School of Classics. There will be lots of practical work, hands on creating and drawing.

Dr Ros Coard, Archaeology Lecturer and organiser of the event said:

“The Interactive Art in the Humanities day aims to show pupils that as academics we may not have ‘art’ as the main reason or focus for our teaching and research but that we all had to engage with the products of the creative human mind.

“When researching in the Humanities none of us intended to study the ‘art’ of our period but we all had to, at some stage, engage with the artistic representations of people, often in the past, as a way of understanding their world view, how they saw and understood their world.”

The day will begin with a talk from Quentin Drew, School of AHA. The pupils will then take part in an interactive group art installation with Eloise Govier, a UWTSD PhD student, in the Arts Hall. Pupils will also learn how academic staff come across art, artistic representations, icons and iconography in their normal academic lives within the Humanities.

The range of activities will be varied, ranging from drawing microscopic molluscs, to cartoon capers when illuminating Medieval manuscripts along with Llamas in decorated pyjamas: painting and decorating Andean style.

The School of AHA at UWTSD provides world-class expertise, inspirational teaching and fieldwork opportunities, both in Britain and abroad, within the related disciplines of Archaeology, History and Anthropology and at one of the oldest and most scenic campus’ in Britain.

The School offer a range of UG programmes, from broad-based studies in Archaeology, History and Anthropology to more specialist ones in Modern Historical Studies, Conflict and War, Ancient Civilisations, Medieval Studies, Ancient History and Archaeology, Ancient and Medieval History. Also programmes with an eye on more directly vocational and field-based study, such as Applied Anthropology and Archaeology Professional Practice.

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