Dr Eryn White

BA (Cymru) PhD (Cymru)


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.


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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.


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.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 15.00-16.00
  • Friday 11.00-11.50


White, E 2020, 'A Woman is stir'd up to speak': Pioneer Women Preachers of Eighteenth-century Welsh Methodism. in J Lenton, CM Norris & LA Ryan (eds), Women, Preachers, Methodists. Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford, pp. 71-92.
White, E 2020, The Welsh Methodist Society: The Early Societies in South-west Wales 1737-1750 . Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, Cardiff. <https://www.uwp.co.uk/book/the-welsh-methodist-society/>
White, E 2018, Protestant Dissent in Wales. in AC Thompson (ed.), Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828. 1 edn, vol. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 160-182.
White, E 2015, Religious Revivals in the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. in Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids, 1485-2011. Taylor & Francis, pp. 129-56.
White, E 2015, The Bible and the Book in Early Modern Wales, 1546-1770. in C Archer & L Peters (eds), Religion and the Book Trade . Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 6-28.
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