Cavendishes, Castles and Special Collections: IPA670

New opportunity for postgraduates studying the region’s early modern past More information is now available about the new MA module in Interdisciplinary Early Modern Studies (IPA670) which kicks off this autumn: This 15-credit course presents an opportunity to explore local early Continue reading Cavendishes, Castles and Special Collections: IPA670

18CRG Autumn programme

Sheffield’s postgraduate-run Eighteenth Century Reading Group has expanded its remit for 2016-2017. Coordinator Alison Horgan advises on what’s happening, and how to get involved: Coming up next Tuesday (11th October), we welcome Stephen Basdeo from Leeds Trinity University, who will be Continue reading 18CRG Autumn programme

News: Utopia at the British Library

SCEMS’ Cathy Shrank and Phil Withington have both contributed to a contemporary addition to the British Library’s Treasures Gallery: “Visions of Utopia”. Marking the 500th anniversary of Utopia‘s publication, the temporary display includes an original edition of Thomas More’s book Continue reading News: Utopia at the British Library

Bacchus in Boston: Intoxicants and Early Modernity at #RenSA16

Easter offers a break from teaching schedules, and the opportunity for SCEMS members to travel and share their research further afield. This week, the Social History Society gathering in Lancaster heard from Sheffield early modernists including Kate Gibson (on illegitimate Continue reading Bacchus in Boston: Intoxicants and Early Modernity at #RenSA16

Book History at Sheffield (#BookHistShef)

A new Sheffield network for enthusiasts of all things book historical met for the first time last week.  Its aim is to create a space for collaboration and reflection that is both interdisciplinary in nature and transhistorical in reach, building Continue reading Book History at Sheffield (#BookHistShef)

New: Eighteenth Century Reading Group

January 2016 sees the inauguration of a new reading group at the University of Sheffield dedicated to all things eighteenth century. This is a postgraduate initiative, and will meet on Tuesday lunchtimes (12-1pm). The first session (19th January) will focus Continue reading New: Eighteenth Century Reading Group

A change of direction for SCEMS

Tom Leng and Tom Rutter

It’s official: Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies is now under new direction. In September, SCEMS’ founding director Professor Phil Withington became Head of the Department of History here at the University of Sheffield. The roles are not wholly incompatible, Continue reading A change of direction for SCEMS

New book: “London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800”

Published this week in print and as an eBook, London Lives has been co-authored by SCEMS’ Bob Shoemaker (Principal Investigator on the Digital Panopticon project) and Sussex’s Tim Hitchcock. Writing on Sheffield’s History Matters blog, Bob explains: “The historical argument Continue reading New book: “London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800”

Inventories & Intoxicants: Free Sources Workshop

The Sheffield-based Intoxicants & Early Modernity project (directed by Phil Withington) hosts its fourth ‘sources workshop’ next week on Friday 20th November. This time the focus is on inventories. The four-hour session will include input from two expert speakers: Craig Continue reading Inventories & Intoxicants: Free Sources Workshop

Visiting Speaker Series: 2015–2016

   The programme for the 2015–2016 Visiting Speaker Series includes scholar and vocalist, Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music), linguist and historian, Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster University), eminent historian Robert Tittler (Concordia University) and scholar of renaissance rhetoric, Lorna Hutson (St Continue reading Visiting Speaker Series: 2015–2016