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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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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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Greg Walker Masterclass

4 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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'Complaining About the Weather: John Heywood, Thomas More, and the Opening of the Reformation Parliament’ Professor Greg Walker is Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and a specialist in the literary culture of the reign of Henry VIII. He has written widely on late-medieval drama and poetry, Renaissance literature, the history of the stage in the period before the building of the professional playhouses, and the cultural consequences of the Henrician Reformation. This masterclass is organised by…

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Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture

4 May @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom

The School of English's biennial Blake Lecture celebrates the study of literature and language pre-1600. “Arrested Development: Bruegel’s Children, Clowns and Fooling on the Tudor Stage” The 2017 Blake Lecture will be delivered by Greg Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is a specialist in the literary culture of the reign of Henry VIII, has written widely on late-medieval drama and poetry, Renaissance literature, the history of the stage in the period…

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Book History Archive Workshop: Almanacs & Miscellanies

11 May @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Bank Library,
S37NA
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Book History @ Sheffield's second archive workshop will focus on the almanacs and miscellanies held in Special Collections.  This workshop follows on from the research papers presented on March 30th at 'Order and Disorder in the Early Modern Book'.  Come and create some disorder in the stacks! Charlotte Steenbrugge's creepy findings from our last trip.

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Stephen Basdeo: “The Rogue and the Outlaw: Towards a Cultural History of the Early Modern Underworld”

18 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS welcomes Stephen Basdeo, PhD candidate at Leeds Trinity University. The poem A Gest of Robyn Hode dates from the fifteenth century. It was not printed, however, until the early sixteenth century. While many scholars have studied the Gest in its medieval context, no researcher thus far has analysed it in its early modern context. The eponymous outlaw in the Gest is viewed positively. He is…

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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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SCEMS Research Project Day

7 June

On Wednesday 7 June we will be running a 'SCEMS research projects day', which will provide an opportunity for colleagues to hear about early modern research projects in development, and also some which are in progress. We have a number of projects related to northern England that fall into the former category, but we would also like to hear about anything else which our associates have in the pipeline, as well as progress reports on projects that are underway or have…

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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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