Literature, History, Heritage


Dr Rita Singer is an experienced researcher and project officer with a particular interest in historical fiction, ideas of space and place in fictional and non-fictional writing in Wales, heritage tourism, maritime history and cultural geography.


Since 2013, she has worked for the following projects:

Academic Interests

  • Welsh writing in English
  • Romantic Studies
  • Victorian Studies
  • Visual Culture
  • History
  • (Digital) Heritage
  • Museums
  • Film Studies

Caergybi Carl Gottlob Küttner Digital Heritage Doc Penfro Documentary Eighteenth Century family history Film Film work Fishguard folk belief Folklore France Germany Gothic Heritage Historical fiction Historical masculinities History Holyhead Ireland Irish Sea Jemima Nicholas John MacGregor Skinner Lightning Llafur Minority travel Newspapers Nineteenth Century Off-cuts Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire Photography Podcast Ports, Past and Present Rosslare Harbour thread Tourism Trailer Travel writing twitter Visual Culture Wales Welsh writing in English Workshop


  • U-Boat Project 1914-18. Travelling Exhibition. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. 22 venues across Wales. 2017-18.
  • EuroVisions. Travelling Exhibition. European Travellers to Wales, 1750-2010. Bangor University, CAWCS, Swansea University. 3 venues across Wales. 2015-16.


Press and Media

  • Aled Hughes. Radio Cymru. Radio. 6 Nov 2023. Interview in Welsh with Aled Hughes for morning radio programme about the Diversity Project of the Dictionary of Welsh Biography and the upcoming community workshop at Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff.
  • Britain by Beach. Series 2, Episode 4: Wales. Channel 4. Television. 10 Sep 2022. Interview with Anita Rani about the French Invasion of Fishguard.
  • Aled Hughes. Radio Cymru. Radio. 28 Oct 2019. Interview in Welsh with Aled Hughes for morning radio programme about German submarine warfare in the Irish Sea.
  • Bryn Jones, ‘Dirgelwch y ci o Gymru a’r llong danfor Almaenig.’ BBC Cymru Fyw: Cylchgrawn. Web. 19 Oct 2019. Interview in Welsh for online magazine about German submarine warfare in the Irish Sea during WW1.
  • Newyddion 9. S4C. Television. 17 June 2019. Interview in Welsh for evening news programme; segment covering the week-long dive school at the wreck of the LEYSIAN at Abercastle, Pembrokeshire.
  • Heno. S4C. Television. 4 Aug 2015. Interview in Welsh for popular evening programme; segment covering the opening of the EuroVisions exhibition at Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth.
  • Neil Prior, ‘What Euro visitors have thought of Wales in past 260 years.’ BBC News. Web. 19 July 2015. Interview for online article.



  • BSL Level 2 Certificate (Signature), Dysgu Bro Ceredigion, Aberystwyth


  • BSL Level 1 Certificate (IBSL), Dysgu Bro Ceredigion, Aberystwyth


  • Summer School ‘Culture & Technology’ – The European Summer School in Digital Humanities, 2014, Universität Leipzig


  • Module for Teaching in Higher Education ‘Aktivierende Methoden in der Lehre’, Universität Leipzig
  • PhD (summa cum laude), Institut für Anglistik, Universität Leipzig, Thesis: ‘Re-inventing the Gwerin: Anglo-Welsh Identities in Fiction and Non-Fiction, 1847-1914’
    Supervisors: Prof Dr Joachim Schwend (Universität Leipzig) and Prof Tony Brown (Bangor University, Wales)
    Funded by: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


  • Magistra Artium (GPA: 1.2), Universität Leipzig Master thesis: ‘Harry Potter and the Psychomachia’ (GPA: 1.0)
    1st Major: British studies at Institut für Anglistik
    2nd Major: German as a Foreign Language at the Herder-Institut


  • ERASMUS semester at University of Wales, Bangor
    School of English; School of Modern Languages


German, English, Welsh, BSL (Level 2)

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