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October 2017

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. This lecture approaches childcare as a form of work as part of a mission to promote a gender inclusive account of economic development. Focussing on Britain during a period of dynamic economic and social change, this lecture explores the ‘body work’ and labour relations involved in childcare provision at a time of relatively high dependency ratios and high parental mortality. Contrary to common assumptions that mothers have…

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Alex Shepard Masterclass

17 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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In the masterclass Prof Shepard will discuss some source materials (e.g. Old Bailey trials) which capture incidentally the allocation of child care responsibilities. This masterclass is open to all postgraduate students and members of staff. However, places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

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