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April 2016

Society for Post- Medieval Archaeology 50th anniversary Congress

1 April, 2016 - 3 April, 2016

The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology mark their 50th anniversary with a special Congress at the University of Sheffield. SCEMS members including Rachel Askew, Katherine Fenelly, and Sam Garwood are heavily involved in organising this event. More details are available on the SPMA Congress website.

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July 2016

Medieval & Renaissance Music Conference

5 July, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 8 July, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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The University of Sheffield plays host to the annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference. Researchers and practioners from across the world will gather to deliver and hear over a hundred papers during the 72-hour conference. See who's representing SCEMS. More details: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/music/research/conferences/medieval-renaissance-2016  

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November 2016

Ben Jonson’s Workes and their contexts: 400 years on

12 November, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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£15

Benjamin Johnson, portrait by Abraham van Blyenberch, oil on canvas, circa 1617. National Portrait Gallery (used with permission, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This day conference, hosted by the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, celebrates the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s folio Workes (printed in 1616). Its publication was a landmark in English literary history, grouping together Jonson’s work in multiple genres, implicitly aligning him with the classic authors of the past, and embodying his writing in a monumental, thousand-page object.…

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December 2016

Utopia colloqium

15 December, 2016 - 16 December, 2016
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Concluding the anniversary celebrations of Thomas More's Utopia. More information to follow. (Those who wish to participate should contact Cathy Shrank in advance.)

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May 2017

Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

3 May, 2017
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Renaissance Reborn A student conference at the University of Sheffield 3 May 2017 HRI Feel free to attend just one or a couple of the panels if you cannot come to the  entire event, but please register in advance.   Programme 12.45: Arrival and Welcome 1–2.15: Fact and Historical Fictions (Panel 1) Daniel Clarke, University of Sheffield, ‘Mud and Medievalism: Casting for “authenticity” in HBO’s Game of Thrones’ Beth Robson, University of Sheffield, ‘Outlander and Game of Thrones’ Katharine Fellows,…

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June 2017

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

1 June, 2017 - 2 June, 2017
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

Society of Renaissance Studies Conference – Call for Papers

1 September, 2017

Society of Renaissance Studies Biennial Conference 3-5 July 2018 University of Sheffield Confirmed keynote speakers: Prof Feisal Mohamed (CUNY), Prof Lyndal Roper (Oxford), Prof Emma Smith (Oxford) The SRS conference is an interdisciplinary event for scholars working on the period c. 1400-1700. Areas of study represented at previous conferences include archaeology, architecture, history of art, history, history of science and medicine, literature, music, and philosophy. The conference committee encourages proposals for panels (90 minutes, including discussion) as well individual proposals…

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

15 September, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 16 September, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
38 Mappin street, Workroom 2 (Friday) and The Diamond, Workroom 1 (Saturday), 38 Mappin street
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Keynotes: Evan Jones (Bristol) and Jon Stobart (Manchester Metropolitan) Call for papers are now closed. This two-day conference hosts 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 (see below for full programme details). 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…

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