About the Project
- Principal investigator: Professor Lorna Hughes University of Wales/Chair in Digital Collections, National Library of Wales
- Co-Investigator: Professor Mike Pearson Aberystwyth University
- Research Assistant: Cerys Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
- Performer: Eddie Ladd
- Climate Science Experts: Rob Allan and Philip Brohan, Atmospheric Reconstructions of the Earth (ACRE) Project, The Met Office Hadley Centre
- National Library of Wales
- University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
- Aberystwyth University
- ACRE project, Met Office Hadley Centre
This project, funded by the AHRC Landscape and Environment Programme, investigates how to reveal and relate past experiences, both historical and more recent, as ways of understanding and coping with phenomena that are increasingly regarded as markers of climate change. It explores the ways that extreme weather events are remembered and mythologised by the people of Wales, in order to interpret what is ultimately learned from them as both warning and opportunity.
The project's aims are:
- To research accounts of extreme weather events, specifically regional and national experiences of harsh winters, as they are recorded in sources available at the National Library of Wales (e.g. in journals, diaries and literary and art works) and described from living memory (via interviews and web input).
- To research, devise and encourage creative, especially dramaturgical, approaches to the exposition of such data, to provide an historical context and understanding of ways that communities have experienced, responded to and survived extreme events through resilience and adaptability.
For more information regarding the project, please contact Cerys Jones, University of Wales, by:
Telephone: 01970 631 028
National Library of Wales,