The Nomos Journal is an interesting new digital publication, exploring connections between faith and popular culture. Today saw the launch of my column, which explores this relationship, perhaps unsurprisingly, through heritage. These two fields have significant overlap, and it seemed appropriate to get things started with a look at the increasingly fragile state of intangible cultural heritage in Wales. The column will be running on a quarterly basis, and I'm looking forward to the July addition.
In the meantime, the theme for this month's column can be found below, and the rest of the column can be read at:
Wales is a nation defined by a number of cultural stereotypes. Of these, singing and the choral tradition is one of the most heavily exported visions of Wales. The cultural origins for this intangible form of heritage are rooted in a faith-based non-conformist background, but as Wales becomes increasingly secular, what future does the singing tradition of Wales have?