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February 2016

EMDG Tudor Week: Catherine Evans and Helen Newsome

25 February, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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EMDG is delighted to welcome two home-grown speakers to its first event of the new year at the Early Modern Forum... Catherine Evans (Literature): "Renew, O Lord, in me a constant sprite": Temporality in early modern Psalms Despite the turn from Catholic penance to Protestant repentance, the Psalms remained at the heart of early modern devotional practice. This paper examines how Anne Lok and the Countess of Pembroke deal with the temporal challenges of repentance in their reworkings of Psalm…

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March 2016

EMDG Visiting Speaker: Giorgio Lizzul (KCL)

3 March, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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Giorgio Lizzul will be presenting research related to his AHRC-funded doctoral dissertation, 'The Utility of Wealth in the Era of the Public Debt 1300-1500', which is being undertaken at King's College London.

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April 2016

EMDG Digital Week: Courtenay Crichton-Turley and Will Finley

21 April, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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This lunchtime session of the Early Modern Forum will hear from two researchers who use digital technology to assist their early modern investigations: Courtenay Crichton-Turley (Archaeology) and Will Finley (History).

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May 2016

EMDG Visiting Speaker: Rachael Morton (Warwick)

5 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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The Early Modern Discussion Group are delighted to welcome visiting speaker, Rachael Morton of the University of Warwick, for her paper 'Marketing Quality Metalware in Eighteenth-Century England' Abstract: The expansion of the metalware trades in the eighteenth century led to the production and retail of a wider variety of objects and materials than previously seen, from pricey decorative items in silver or gold, cheaper alternatives in brass and pewter, and new and exciting innovations in ormolu and Sheffield plate. This paper will…

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EMDG: Kate Gibson and Lauren Nixon

12 May, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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Kate Gibson (History): 'Masculinity, emotion and unmarried paternity in mid-eighteenth-century Britain: the evidence of James Boswell's diary' Lauren Nixon (English): 'Conflicting Masculinities: The military and manliness in mid to late eighteenth century Britain'

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October 2016

Early Modern Forum: Eleanor Bland

13 October, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Policing and the Identification of Offenders in Metropolitan London, 1780-1850. Eleanor Bland's thesis is concerned with the police, and the relationships between the police and those whom they arrested. In particular, how did the police choose whom to arrest, and what reasons did they give for these arrests? How important, therefore, were the police in shaping the received record of criminal activity? The period between 1780 and 1850 was one of extensive change and reform in policing in Britain, and…

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Early Modern Forum: Sanna Raninen

27 October, 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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‘Bestial rabble, futile drums’: Bacchanalian sounds in the art of Renaissance Italy' Dr Sanna Raninen, postdoctoral research associate on the Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy project speaks to the title ‘Bestial rabble, futile drums’: Bacchanalian sounds in the art of Renaissance Italy', hosted by the EMDG.  The artistic revival of Classical gods included many depictions of Bacchus, despite (and possibly because of) his morally ambiguous nature. The god of wine, festivity and madness featured not only in the…

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November 2016

Early Modern Forum – Social

10 November, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University Arms, 197 Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HG
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This week, we will be going to the University Arms for lunch, rather than having a discussion group session. All are very welcome to attend, and we'd particularly like to welcome those new to Sheffield and the early modern events. Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From October to December, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1:05pm. NB There will be no Forum on Thursdays 6, 20 October…

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Early Modern Forum: Tom Rusbridge

24 November, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
9 Mappin Street G03, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
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Selling Skin: the Cultural Context for Leather Goods in Early Modern England Sheffield postgraduate (and former EMDG coordinator) Tom Rusbridge will be sharing some of his research into leather, speaking to the title 'Selling Skin: the Cultural Context for Leather Goods in Early Modern England'.  Throughout the eighteenth century, certain leather objects were more readily identified as ‘skin’ in spaces of buying and selling than others, where terms such as ‘leather’ or ‘hide’ were used instead. For material culturalists, this…

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December 2016

Early Modern Forum: Eliza Hartrich

8 December, 2016 @ 1:05 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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The Social Meaning of Texts: Comparative Musings on Pre-Modern English and Irish Municipal Records Dr Eliza Hartrich, Lecturer in the History Department, speaks to the title 'The Social Meaning of Texts: Comparative Musings on Pre-Modern English and Irish Municipal Records', hosted by the EMDG. Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From October to December, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1:05pm. NB There will be no Forum on…

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