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Redesigning Resilience workshop

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“Redesigning Resilience” workshop at the Myddfai Centre 4-5th July is a two-day event that aims to examine ancient texts to discover lost knowledge that can inform resilient behaviours and practices for the challenges of the coming century; such as ancient remedies to replace treatments affected by antibiotic resistance, but also how past knowledge can be used to mitigate the risks of climate change.

Medieval and other historical Welsh texts are newly being translated into English, which include the Red Book of Hergest used by the famous Welsh physicians of Myddfai in the 12th century. These ancient texts, alongside records in the National Library of Wales, contain a wealth of information on historical approaches to societal, environmental and medical problems.

Presentations on a diverse range of topics will be given, with plenty of time for networking and discussions. Topics include, but are not limited to: the use of ancient remedies to replace treatments affected by antibiotic resistance; Ancient “how to guides” on being healthy; Can legends be used to validate climate models and can past knowledge can be used to mitigate the risks of climate change? (e.g. the great 1607 flood, and why did people start eating Laverbread?)

Registration is free here and includes a conference dinner.

Agenda will be distributed amongst those registered by 16th June.

Should you wish to present your research please during a ten minute slot please email a short abstract (less than 200 words) to rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk by the 13th June.

Funding is also available for accommodation and travel. Please apply by emailing rojenkins@cardiffmet.ac.uk by the 13th June with: Name, affiliation, title, your role and interests, phone number, and email. In both cases, please mark the subject header as “Redesigning Resilience”

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