Sheffield Early Modern Forum

Autumn 2015 sees the launch of Sheffield’s new Early Modern Forum A collaboration between the Centre for Early Modern Studies (SCEMS) and the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group (EMDG), the Early Modern Forum will be showcasing interdisciplinary research by and Continue reading Sheffield Early Modern Forum

Postponed: Teruhito Sako

We regret that the scheduled talk from Teruhito Sako of Tokyo Metropolitan University has been postponed until further notice.  We look forward to hearing more of his work with Early English Books Online at a later date.

Hope in memory of Blake: 30 April 2015

“Edgelands, Flatlands: spaces, data, language, and literature” The Norman Blake Memorial Lecture 2015. Professor Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde)   Norman Francis Blake (1934-2012) was a historian of medieval literature and language, a scholar whose work ‘can scarcely be matched in its Continue reading Hope in memory of Blake: 30 April 2015

Coffee, Culture and Conversation in the Eighteenth Century

SCEMS’ Dr Adam James Smith has news about an unanticipated collaboration prompted by his short film, The Coffee House. Adam writes: We owe an awful lot to the eighteenth century. The eighteenth century saw Britain embrace an abundance of commodities and Continue reading Coffee, Culture and Conversation in the Eighteenth Century

PhD Opportunities: Chatsworth and Sheffield

SCEMS is pleased to share news of three AHRC-funded colloborative doctoral awards under the theme ‘From Servants to Staff’. The three PhD students will be co-supervised by Chatsworth House and specialists at the University of Sheffield.  The breadth of the Continue reading PhD Opportunities: Chatsworth and Sheffield

Historical guessing or expert accuracy? SCEMS scholar Catherine Fletcher on her Wolf Hall work

Public Historian and SCEMS scholar, Dr Catherine Fletcher has been sharing her reflections on her contribution to Wolf Hall and its reception in the media on Sheffield’s History Matters blog. Dr Fletcher, who is a Lecturer in Public History at Continue reading Historical guessing or expert accuracy? SCEMS scholar Catherine Fletcher on her Wolf Hall work

Dr Faustus at the Gothic Reading Group

Sheffield’s early modernists have received an invitation to a screening of The Globe’s production of Dr Faustus to be followed by discussion. The Gothic Reading Group are arranging the screening of Christopher Marlow’s work for Wednesday 11th February, Wednesday 18th Continue reading Dr Faustus at the Gothic Reading Group

Early Americanists in Sheffield, 3-6 September

THE BRITISH GROUP OF EARLY AMERICAN HISTORIANS will hold its 2015 conference at the University of Sheffield, 3-6 September. Arrangements are being coordinated by Dr Simon Middleton and a broad call for papers has been issued: In a departure from Continue reading Early Americanists in Sheffield, 3-6 September

Research Assistant vacancy

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD is looking for a highly motivated individual to work with the University’s Castlegate Steering Committee to support our researchers in the preparation of funding bids for work in the Castlegate area of Sheffield. Sheffield Castle was Continue reading Research Assistant vacancy