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Dr Ffion Mair Jones

Dr Ffion Mair Jones

Research Fellow


Ffion Mair Jones has worked at the Centre since October 2001, when she was appointed research fellow on the ‘Iolo Morganwg and the Romantic Tradition in Wales, 1740–1918’ project. She was primarily involved in the work of preparing for publication the correspondence of Iolo Morganwg, by transcribing, editing and providing footnotes to the text, and by translating Welsh letters and poems which are included in the letters into English. The work was published in three volumes in October 2007 under the title The Correspondence of Iolo Morganwg. Notes on a variety of topics in Iolo's hand, covering every scrap of blank paper, are a prominent feature of the letters edited. These notes, together with marginalia by Iolo in books from his collection, are the subject of Ffion's study 'The Bard is a Very Singular Character': Iolo Morganwg, Marginalia and Print Culture.

More recently, Ffion has been working on Welsh responses to the French Revolution, focusing on the Welsh-language ballads produced between the early years of the Revolution and the end of the Napoleonic wars. A selection of these ballads will be published shortly, under the title Welsh Ballads of the French Revolution 1793-1815. Ffion is now preparing an edition of a Welsh interlude on the Revolution, composed by Huw Jones, Glan Conwy.

Contact details and selected publications
Welsh Ballads of the French Revolution 1793-1815