How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Markku Peltonen mid-lecture

For our first visiting speaker of 2016–17, SCEMS was privileged to welcome Professor Markku Peltonen from the University of Helsinki, who (thanks to the generosity of the Humanities Research Institute) spent a week in Sheffield earlier this month. Best known Continue reading How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

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

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

A corpus linguist reflects on a historian’s masterclass

Naomi Tadmor: The semantic analysis of keywords in context Dr Seth Mehl, Research Associate on the Linguistic DNA project (linguisticdna.org) writes: On 30 October, I was delighted to attend Professor Naomi Tadmor’s masterclass, arranged by SCEMS. As I am primarily Continue reading A corpus linguist reflects on a historian’s masterclass