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March 2016

Books in the News in Revolutionary England

9 March, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jessop West S3 7RA + Google Map
Free

The first #BookHistShef seminar will hear from Dr Marcus Nevitt, who will share some of his research into the mid-seventeenth century Newsbooks from George Thomason's collection of tracts. For more information about this event (taking place in Jessop West SR7), or to join the #BookHistShef email list, contact Rachel Stenner or Seán Williams.  

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April 2016

Windows into Research: History of the Book

14 April, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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Free

Featuring compact presentations from three of the new History of the Book research group, Dr Rachel Stenner (English), Dr Seàn M. Williams (SLC), and Alex Hitchman (History).The presentations will be followed by panel discussion and Q&A. What happens when you blend book history and literary criticism? How does attention to typography and bibliography add to the study of 1640s polemic? Have you been intrigued about prefaces, novels, and anthologies? This lunchtime session of the Early Modern Forum is organised in…

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June 2016

What, actually, is “book history”?

9 June, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jessop West S3 7RA + Google Map
Free

The focus of this lunchtime session will be a question raised in the initial #BookHistShef meeting: what, actually, is book history? The event will begin with a series of flash presentations encompassing personal responses to the question, whether with reference to a definition that can be unpicked, or a paragraph on the subject from scholarship, an elevator pitch of a current research project, or any other stimulus. Pitching provisional answers to this open question should provoke enough questions to get…

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November 2016

Book History in the Nineteenth Century

10 November, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seminar Room 08, Jessop West, Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield, S3 7RA United Kingdom
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An afternoon seminar exploring 'What is Book History?' with 19th Century case studies. Séan Williams (School of Languages and Cultures) and Amber Regis (School of English) will be among the researchers presenting at this collaborative event. Use the contact form below if you have any queries about this event, or are interested in presenting your research through Book History @ Sheffield.

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February 2017

Book History Reading Group Lunch

23 February, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jessop West S3 7RA + Google Map

Event number one of our spring semester trio will be a reading group lunch.  We'll discuss Adam Rounce's article, 'The Digital Miscellanies Index and the Canon', from Eighteenth-Century Life, 41.1 (2017), 158-78. Bring your lunch to seminar room 7 in Jessop West at 1pm on Thursday 23rd February - all are welcome!

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March 2017

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

30 March, 2017 @ 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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May 2017

Book History Archive Workshop: Almanacs & Miscellanies

11 May, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Western Bank Library S37NA + Google Map

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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April 2018

Kit Heyam, Negotiating sexual content in early modern printed books

26 April, 2018 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This paper is the product of an early-stage research project which asks how early modern English writers, printers and publishers framed and negotiated sexual content in books whose subject matter was not framed as titillation. Focusing on the case study of seventeenth-century anatomy books, Dr Heyam will discuss the role of paratexts in this process - as sites of negotiation over the use of a book's sexual content, which can both frustrate and facilitate erotic appropriation - while also suggesting the potential that this approach offers to…

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