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November 2020

Projects | Professor Jennifer Richards

26 November @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The first speaker in our new seminar series, Projects, will be Jennifer Richards (Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature, Newcastle). In this series, speakers will discuss the funded research activities they’re involved with or with which they have been involved in the past. Professor Richards specialises in Renaissance English literature and the histories of rhetoric, reading and the book. In this session, Professor Richards will be discussing her involvement in the Thomas Nashe project, which focuses on the works and language of…

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December 2020

Early Modern Discussion Group | Lívia Bernardes Roberge

3 December @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lívia Bernardes Roberge (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Sheffield), ‘The Digger “radical imagination”: representation struggles and construction of identities through print (1649-1652)’ (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/people/phd-researchers/livia-bernardes-roberge). Lívia Bernardes Roberge, visiting researcher at the University of Sheffield and PhD student at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, will be giving a paper on her research into publications of the seventeenth century religious sect, the Diggers. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, Lívia's paper examines the Diggers' use of pamphlets and broadsides to not only express…

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Choices | Professor Susan D. Amussen

10 December @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The next speaker in our seminar series, Choices, is Professor Susan D. Amussen (University of California, Merced). Speakers in this series are invited to look back over their careers and discuss the choices – good and bad – they have made along the way. Professor Amussen is a social and cultural historian of early modern Britain. Her work focuses on issues of class and gender, and race and slavery. Professor Amussen's latest book, Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, looks…

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Early Modern Discussion Group | Sheryl Wombell

17 December @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sheryl Wombell (Wolfson College, Cambridge), ‘The Visible Technician: George Hartman and the publication of Kenelm Digby’s receipts’ (https://www.people.hps.cam.ac.uk/index/phd-students/wombell) The seminar will be held online on Blackboard Collaborate. Registration for this event will be via Eventbrite (forthcoming).

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