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October 2017

What were they thinking? The challenges of academic book reviews

19 October @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This session is intended as a development activity for postgraduates and early career researchers. Combining insight into published book reviews and anecdotes about the writing process with pragmatic advice, this session will examine the role of book reviews as a scholarly resource and publication opportunity. The session will be led by Dr Iona Hine, Dr Rachel Stenner, and Dr Sanna Raninen.

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Thomas Rose – ‘The Socio-Politics of Hunting in Early Stuart England: three case studies from the Midlands’

26 October @ 1:05 pm - 1:55 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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A PhD student at Nottingham University, Thomas Rose will be presenting his research on the socio-politics of hunting in early Stuart England, through three case studies from the East Midlands: Jacobean royal progresses, a gentry hunting network, and aristocratic gifting of venison. The postgraduate-led EMDG works in conjunction with SCEMS and the Early Modern Forum, providing a fortnightly speaker series taking place on Thursday 1.05-1.55 pm in the HRI. We are an interdisciplinary group for the Arts and Humanities focussing…

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November 2017

500 Reformations

2 November @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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As the closest EMF to the iconic Luther anniversary, volunteers from Sheffield's 500 Reformations project are putting on a fun intramural event to introduce the project and mark the quincentenary. This will include an opportunity for those with experience of public engagement on Reformation topics to share some tips and provide information for prospective volunteers (whether writers, speakers, or reporters). We'll also incorporate a little seasonal daftness: all will have a turn to try pinning the theses to the door and…

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Heather Dalton, ‘When forsaken by my relations’: The Skinner Family

9 November @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Dr Heather Dalton is a Research Fellow in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. The focus of her current project is transnational relationships and family ties in trading networks in the 15th and 16th century Atlantic. Although the idea of a trading network is commonly associated with economic history, it is increasingly understood that relationships mattered - that the efficiency and profitability of a trading network depended on the strength of personal ties between…

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Alex Shepard, Childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain

16 November @ 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
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We're delighted to welcome Professor Alex Shepard (University of Glasgow) as a Visiting Speaker. Prof Shepard will deliver a lecture on Thursday 16 November and a masterclass on the following day. More details to follow.

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