Eryn White

Dr, BA (Cymru) PhD (Cymru)

  • Aberystwyth University
    Hugh Owen Building

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Eryn White works on early modern Welsh history in general, with special research interests in religion, literacy, print culture, crime, morality, women and society in eighteenth-century Wales. She has studied various aspects of the Methodist Revival in Wales, including its appeal, the role of women, questions of identity, the relation to the Welsh language and to education and the attitude to consumerism. She has also published on the history of early Dissent in Wales, on aspects of the history of the Welsh language and on the influence of the Welsh Bible on society and culture.


Eryn White is a historian of early modern Wales, with special interests in religion, culture and society. She has published extensively on eighteenth-century Wales in particular, but has also worked on print culture in Wales more broadly and on early Welsh Nonconformity. Other interests include the history of crime and of landownership, especially in south-west Wales, and she is editor of Ceredigion, the journal of the Ceredigion Historical Society. She is member of a number of editorial boards, including for 'Studies in Welsh History' for the University of Wales Press.


Eryn White's main focus of teaching is early modern Welsh history, but she also contributes to a number of team-taught modules in more general early modern history. She teaches on a range of modules from first year through to MA. PhD supervision:

  • Aspects of the history of religion, education and culture in early modern Wales; landownership and society in the long eighteenth century.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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