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May 2017

Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

3 May
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Interested in Poldark, Game of Thrones, Shardlake, Margaret Atwood rewriting The Tempest,  The Seven Lives of the Sparrowhawk, contemporary productions of Shakespeare? Or any number of later interpretations and rewritings of the Renaissance or the early modern period (1450-1750...ish)? Then we'd like to invite you to share your ideas and work with other students, and staff, at Renaissance Reborn - an undergraduate-organised student conference at the University of Sheffield's Humanities Research Institute on Wednesday 3 May 2017. If you have something you would like to talk to…

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June 2017

Conference: Habitual Behaviour in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1750

1 June - 2 June
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Organised by the WROCAH 'Cultures of Consumption' network, this two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to draw together scholars working on material culture, digital humanities, medicine, consumption, daily routine, practice, theory, and more, and invites them to consider their research under the heading of ‘habit’. Keynote speakers: Professor Steven Shapin (Harvard University) and Dr Sasha Handley (University of Manchester) View the conference website for more information including the call for papers (ends 16 November 2016).

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September 2017

Conference: Connections in Commerce and Consumption: Production, Distribution and Consumption in Britain and Europe, 1500-1800

15 September @ 10:00 am - 16 September @ 6:00 pm

Keynotes: Evan Jones (Bristol) and Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan) Call for Papers This two-day conference invites proposals from postgraduate students, ECRs and academics working on the production, distribution and consumption of goods and materials in early modern Britain and Europe, broadly defined as 1500-1800. The conference will forge discussion between different historical approaches to production, distribution and consumption. On the one hand, continued growth and interest in material culture studies has fostered a wide-ranging field in which the cultural reception…

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