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

SCEMS in Bruges: Sixteenth Century Conference preview

Provinciaal Hof, Brugge (via wikimedia)

As anyone making bold to search the programme for this week’s Sixteenth Century Conference will discover, a series of SCEMS scholars are among those presenting at what (according to the SCSC) will be their biggest meeting yet. Here is a Continue reading SCEMS in Bruges: Sixteenth Century Conference preview

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

On a semester of book history

Book History @ Sheffield is one whole semester old! In spring and early summer we held three research events, each leading to lively discussion: Marcus Nevitt presented his work on newsbooks in revolutionary England to a packed house. Marcus exposed Continue reading On a semester of book history

Student Renaissance Conference: Marginal in the Early Modern

Scholars from Sheffield and York gathered ten days ago to showcase their research at a student-organised conference called The Marginal in the Early Modern.  Papers by undergraduates and postgraduates considered the idea of marginality within a canonical period and the Continue reading Student Renaissance Conference: Marginal in the Early Modern

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference: Sheffield, 5-8 July 2016

Banner image showing musicians and dancers performing at a masque (from MRM conference)

In July 2016, the University of Sheffield plays host to the annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference. Researchers and practioners from across the world will gather to deliver and hear over a hundred papers during the 72-hour conference. The packed Continue reading Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference: Sheffield, 5-8 July 2016

Many Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Britain: Apurba Chatterjee reports from the #EMForum

On 12 May 2016, the Early Modern Discussion Group welcomed two Sheffield-based eighteenth-century researchers with a shared interest in masculinities, Kate Gibson and Lauren Nixon. Session Chair Apurba Chatterjee (a first-year PhD student in History) reports:

When Uppsala came to stay: #emUUShef Workshop Commentary by Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge

Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge are first year PhD students in the Department of History. Both attended the workshop and ate the biscuits.   On March 10th and 11th SCEMS hosted a joint workshop with the Research Node in Early Modern Continue reading When Uppsala came to stay: #emUUShef Workshop Commentary by Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge

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

#EMForum Commentary: James Shaw on Giorgio Lizzul

On March 3rd the Early Modern Discussion Group hosted Giorgio Lizzul (KCL) at the Early Modern Forum to present his paper ‘The Utility of Wealth in the Era of the Public Debt 1300-1500’, based on his AHRC-funded PhD research. Dr Continue reading #EMForum Commentary: James Shaw on Giorgio Lizzul