Monday, May 24, 2021 - 18:30


Grahame Davies Lecture | The Dragon and The Crescent

The Cymmrodorion have pleasure in inviting you to an online lecture by Grahame Davies, 'The Dragon and the Crescent: Nine centuries of Welsh encounters with Islam'.  Grahame examines a story of contact, coexistence and conflict between Wales and Islam across nine centuries of literature.  Drawing on the research for his book The Dragon and the Crescent (Seren 2011), he surveys writings by Welsh authors in both languages. Taking in a range of literature —from the Crusades to the present day — he provides a comprehensive literary commentary on social and cultural change. By means of memoirs, letters from travellers, military diaries and journals, hymns, and poems, he will show a previously unexplored aspect of Welsh experience of sharp contemporary relevance. The lecture is free and open to all. To join the event, click here or go through the  Cymmrodorion  website: