Cymdeithas Hanes Ceredigion
Ceredigion Historical Society
Society PublicationsThe Society's main publication is its journal Ceredigion, published annually since 1950. This replaced the earlier Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. The Society is also in the process of publishing the three-volume Cardiganshire County History.
Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society
The Transactions appeared in (approximately) fourteen volumes between 1909 and 1939. They generally included a selection of articles and papers on a range of topics of interest to members of the Society.
List of contents of the Transactions
Members of the society receive Ceredigion free of charge each year. Earlier editions are available for purchase.
Ceredigion includes articles (in both Welsh and English) on all aspects of the history of Ceredigion, as well as reviews of relevant publications. Recent editions have discussed topics as diverse as Rural life in wartime, Prehistoric Funeral Rites, Photographs of Victorian criminals and a look at the lives of various notable residents of the county. For a full list see the table of contents of recent editions.
The Society welcomes contributions of suitable articles for possible publication in Ceredigion. Please note the following guidelines:
Articles or reviews should be clearly printed, double-spaced, on A4 paper, and have a clear left-hand margin. The submission of material on disk is also welcomed. Footnotes, numbered consecutively, should be printed on separate sheets at the end of each article and kept to a minimum. Abbreviations used in previous recent numbers of the journal should be observed. Contributors are invited to provide a brief summary in English of articles in Welsh.
Please send any submissions to the Editor
The contents of the past numbers of Ceredigion have also been digitised as part of the Welsh Journals Online project.
Cardiganshire County History
Vol 1. From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans
edited by Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones
A comprehensive and scholary history of prehistoric and early Cardiganshire. This volume is illustrated with maps, line-drawings and photographic plates. It begins with the geography of the county, its flora and fauna, and traces the slow emergence of Man in prehistoric times. It reconstructs, from evidence much of which has only been recently discovered, the extent and nature of the Roman Occupation, and finaly the slow emergence of the kingdom of Ceredigion, the nature of its economic and social organization and political structures. The coming of Christianity, the settlements of the Saints and their priceless heritage, are also explored. The volume ends with the coming of the Normans.
More details and table of contents
Vol 2. Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire
Volume currently in preparation
Vol 3. Cardiganshire in Modern Times
edited by Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones and Professor Geraint H. Jenkins
This volume traces the profound changes which took place in the economic and social life of Cardiganshire during a period of nearly three hundred years. Particular attention is given to the post-1800 period, for it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that the social forces which had been operating over a much longer period of time came to transform the economic, intellectual, religious and educational life of the people. The volume has been designed to enable the reader to comprehend the course of such revolutionary changes and to understand how and why such a small, remote and poor county should have contributed so richly to the life of Wales.
More details and table of contents
Where to purchase Copies of Vol 1 and Vol 3 are available from University of Wales Press and other good booksellers.