School of History, Law and Social Sciences
Nia Jones has been a lecturer in History, Welsh History and Archaeology at Bangor University, since completing her doctorate in 2014. Her lectureship is funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, who also funded her doctorate and a subsequent teaching fellowship. The focus of her thesis was historical writing in medieval Wales, with considerable attention given to Middle Welsh historical texts translated from Latin and on the production of chronicles in medieval Wales. Particular attention was given to Brut y Tywysogion and to the Cistercian abbey of Valle Crucis. In 2014 Nia was the recipient of Bangor University’s Draper’s Medal, awarded to one outstanding postgraduate annually, on the strength of this work. She is currently engaged in preparing a monograph based on the thesis.
Apart from this, her current research interests include the Oes Gwrtheyrn chronicle; Brut y Saeson, a Middle Welsh history of the kings of England; and the thirteenth-century portion of Brut y Tywysogion. She is generally interested in the role of monasteries in the production of historical texts in Welsh. She has published articles in the Welsh History Review and Haskins Society Journal. She is also preparing a chapter on medieval Welsh historical writing in collaboration with Professor Huw Pryce for a forthcoming volume on medieval historiography to be published by CUP.