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March 2017

‘Order and Disorder in the Early Modern Book’ with Catherine Evans and Alison Horgan

30 March @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This EMF is jointly organised with Book History. It will feature 2 current PhD students from the School of English. Catherine Evans will talk about 'Pleating time in early modern almanacs' and Alison Horgan will discuss '"here is no Thread of Story, nor Connection of one part with another": organisation in some C17/C18 commonplace books and miscellanies'.

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April 2017

Nicola Walker

27 April @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From February to May, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1.05pm. More details to follow.

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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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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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Professor Greg Walker (Edinburgh) will be leading a masterclass on the sixteenth-century poet John Heywood. This masterclass is organised by the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre, but is open to all interested postgraduate students and members of staff. Further details about the masterclass will be made available through the MARCUS website nearer the time.

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Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture

4 May @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
TBC
Sheffield,

The School of English's biennial Blake Lecture celebrates the study of literature and language pre-1600. 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 before the building of the professional playhouses, and the cultural consequences…

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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

18 May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From February to May, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1.05pm. More details to follow.

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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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