We are pleased to announce our presentation for this year’s Eisteddfod and are delighted that Dr Elin Jones has agreed to discuss the rich relationship between Wales and its language from the perspective of the past and looking into the future. The event will take place on the Eisteddfod Maes at Pabell y Cymdeithasau 1 at 1pm on Wednsday, August 3rd. Make a note of the date and we look forward to the presentation!
“Following the success of her ground-breaking book, Hanes yn y Tir, Dr Elin Jones will be discussing her findings regarding the central importance of the Welsh language to Wales’s history. The book shows how the history of Wales has formed the landscape, and her lecture will outline how the Welsh language is also interwoven with our history. From our place names to our personal names, from key concepts to the days of the week, our history is embedded in the words we speak, our history is in our language, the past in our words – and the future of that language is now in our hands.”