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SCEMS Windows into Research: Projects
28 April, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pmFree
Featuring compact presentations from Rachel Askew, Adam James Smith, Amy Jackson and Seth Mehl, followed by panel discussion and Q&A.
Members of SCEMS are at work developing and researching fresh project opportunities. Hear about Castlegate, Thomason’s Newsbooks, and Sheffield: Protest.
- How did early modern Sheffielders shape the city they inhabited? What are the challenges of turning research into an audio walking trail? Rachel Askew (History / Archaeology) shares insights from her research on the development of Early Modern Sheffield (1570-1650), alias Castlegate.
- George Thomason collected “the mass of fleeting literature issued during the turbulent middle decades of the 17th century”.* Amy Jackson (English) reports on her work with parts of his Newsbooks collection transcribed for the HRI Digital project on participatory search design, with additional reflections from Seth Mehl (LDNA) and Marcus Nevitt (in absentia). What are the challenges of evaluating and correcting the database? Where does one even begin?
- Charting two decades of Sheffield’s radical past–and connecting that with a radical present–Adam James Smith is working with Hamish Mathison on the engagement project, “Sheffield: Print, Protest, and Poetry“. What made Steel City a hot-bed of protest? Why was anger expressed in newspaper poetry?
This lunchtime event is part of the Early Modern Forum.