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

Call for Papers: Social Networks 1450-1850

Social Networks 1450-1850  University of Sheffield, 16-17 July 2015 Call for Papers: The term ‘social network’ has become a prominent part of modern day discourse, and in recent years there has been rapid growth in the field of social network Continue reading Call for Papers: Social Networks 1450-1850