A WELSH PAGE
A WELSH PAGE
Information about Wales accessible on the Internet
This web site will give information primarily about and links to information
about Wales that falls under the auspices of the Social Sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE - The branches of science that deal with the institutions
of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals
as members of society. - Websters Third New International Dictionary
I work at Community College of Philadelphia,
and am a recent graduate in Library Science at Drexel University.
This page has been constructed as part of the course requirements
for Resources in Social Sciences.
Please contact me with comments regarding this page. Thanks.
Contact: Send mail to Pete Llewellyn
Last update: May 25, 1999
TABLE OF CONTENTS/LINKS
SOCIAL SCIENCE (GENERAL)
CASTLES IN WALES
A CURIOSITY IN WALES
SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDIES IN WALES
The Center for the
Advanced Study of the Social Sciences at
Cardiff University sponsors a site replete with
publications,and related materials.
ANTHROPOLOGY INFORMATION AND LINKS FROM WALES
This site from Swansea brings together a wide variety of resources
for anthropologists, mainly in Wales, but also other geographical
Archeology (and other interesting)sites in Wales
"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time: it
illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily
life, and brings us tidings of antiquity." - Marcus Tullius Cicero
GENERAL HISTORY & CULTURE OF WALES
With information about Celtic life, this site is a fine resource for
historians.Read here to investigate the definition of a cromlech and learn about
general historical and cultural aspects of Welsh life.
History & Culture
General History including Medieval history, literature, maps and related subject matter.
Primary source texts on line here. In English and Latin!
More Medieval history links, from the Mining Company (now About.com.)
More history and heritage links - This site is especially strong with
a variety of links to Castles, Churches, Cathedrals and Abbeys. The
well known Tintern Abbey, is pictured here.
There is also a very good website about Wordsworth's poem,
"Tintern Abbey". You can actually listen to the poem if you have an
up to date version of RealPlayer.
Another page with more pictures and history of Tintern Abbey is
History and Hertiage
Read here an account of a Welsh Prince who came to American before
Columbus. I'm not sure of the integrity of this report, but it is
cited as coming from Funk and Wagnalls.
Prince Madog and his visit to America
Timelines or chronologies are an excellent way to see an overview of
the major historical dates in the development of a country or
people. Here is a timeline of Welsh history from the pre-Roman time
to the present.
A Timeline of Welsh History
MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES IN WALES
The National Museum and Gallery of Wales
Welsh Libraries and Related Sites
The National Library of Wales
(There is a large graphic on this page that takes a few seconds to load.)
Links to the public libraries of
Public Libraries of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey
University of Glamorgan
University of Wales Bangor and North East Wales Institute
University of Wales College, Newport
UK and Ireland Library Associations
Here are assorted links to the Library Associations, not just in Wales,
but throughout the UK and Ireland.
Library and Information Services Council
Public Libraries - Report
Public Libraries - Responses
A Welsh Reading List - A list of books reviewed here relate to
the history of Wales.
Read a book review
THE WELSH LANGUAGE
Here is a Welsh Language course. It is a language unlike any other
you have probably studied. A serious effort is being attempted to
keep the Welsh language alive.
Here is a site containing the history of the Welsh Language.
You can read here about the Celtic roots of the language. There is
also information here about the history and status of Wales. Is it
a country, a state within the UK, or a nation? Follow the link below
to try to answer this question.
The History of the Welsh Language
Information about a Welsh Dictionary
News about the Dictionary
While it falls primarily into the Humanities, there is enough history
in these pages, I believe, to make them a viable resource for those
studying social science.
Welsh Literature Sites
Famous for poets Taliesen and Dylan Thomas, writers Geoffrey of
Monmouth, Richard Llewellyn (no relation) and the legends of King Arthur ,
Welsh literature holds a unique niche in the English speaking world.
Welsh is a Celtic language, and is spoken today by less than one
This link to Brittania.com contains information about the development
of Welsh literature, in the form of a chronology from about 500 to
today. Related Welsh sites here include history and literature.
Welsh Literature- An Introduction
World Wide Wales - a site with links to Welsh folklore and
music from Wales.
World Wide Wales
The Egpyt Center at the University of Swansea
Who would think to look in Wales for information about Egypt?
This is a comprehensive research center in the heart of Wales of
interest to historians, archeologists and general social scientists.
Travel and Tourism Information
Official Tourist Information - for those planning a trip to Wales.
Information about Castles in Wales
This is a picture of Caerphilly Castle. I've visited this castle on a recent trip.
It is a classic, moated castle, which has been worked on and restored.
The study of Castles is an interesting way to learn about the military
and social aspects of a country during the middle ages. Aspects of
building a castle involve strategic locations, including physical
characteristics of the land forms and the availability of water
and building materials.
As a consequence, when you study castles you study geography,
history and anthropology.
GEOGRAPHY OF WALES
"The more I work in the social studies field the more
I am convinced that it is the foundation of it all..." James Michner
Data Wales - A site with facts and figures, names, maps,
linguistics and more. This is a site full of statistics and
Here are some historical maps of Wales - circa 1200..
Look at Maps.
Information about many towns and cities in Wales. This is a general
link through Yahoo, and will only be of use for those looking for
specific information about a city or town.
Cities and Towns in Wales
EDUCATION RELATED SITES IN WALES
"Education is the best provision for old age." Aristotle
Information about Welsh Secondary Education
Welsh Secondary Schools
Colleges in Wales
Links to Universities in Wales
The Center for Advanced Welsh and Celtic studies... including a social
history of the welsh language, poets circa 1200-1500, and a study of the
visual culture of wales.
Welsh and Celtic Studies
Genealogy Pages - This guide to finding your roots contains links
to many other sites where records are stored.
Welsh Genealogy Sites
A Genealogy Forum for those seeking information about their family history
Welsh Genealogy Forum - A Discussion group.
Wales web, business, jobs, commerce in Wales. This site is for those
who wish to start a business in Wales or find information on general
commerce in Wales.
Youth Hostel Organization
Smooth Hound B&B/Hotels
Reservations for places to stay. A very good site with maps and
rate information about hotels and B & B/s througout the UK.
Newspapers in Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland
Here you can read local news from the UK and Ireland.
Buying real estate is Wales
Information which may be of use when buying property in Wales.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/GOVERNMENTAL SITES
"Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In
war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. - Winston Churchill
The Welsh Government Main Page
History is being made in Wales on May 6, 1999 with elections for
a new governmental body - The National Assembly. Read about this
new group here:
The Welsh National Assembly
Environmental Information from Wales
The Public Records Office and National Archives
This office holds information and provides links to a wide range
of resources in
link to the archives and provides a very interesting
And, finally, here is a curiosity of the Web - what is claimed to be the longest
URL that exists on the Web.
This is the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngylgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
Visit the town and find out how the town was named.
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