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October 2017

What were they thinking? The challenges of academic book reviews

19 October, 2017 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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This session is intended as a development activity for postgraduates and early career researchers. Combining insight into published book reviews and anecdotes about the writing process with pragmatic advice, this session will examine the role of book reviews as a scholarly resource and publication opportunity. The session will be led by Dr Iona Hine, Dr Rachel Stenner, and Dr Sanna Raninen.

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Thomas Rose – ‘The Socio-Politics of Hunting in Early Stuart England: three case studies from the Midlands’

26 October, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Apurbaa Chatterjee, Nature in the Culture of Empire: Showcasing Early British India

23 November, 2017 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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For this EMF, we welcome History PhD student Apurbaa Chatterjee. She will deal with the visual representations of Indian flora and fauna during early British rule, around 1760 to 1820. In doing so, her talk situates nature within imperial politics and understands its representations as crucial to British control over India. This in turn feeds into the creation of imperial self-image that was vital to the legitimacy of British rule in India. This session is organised by the EMDG.

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December 2017

Alex Taylor, Tobaccomania: the mass-consumption of tobacco in seventeenth-century England

7 December, 2017 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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For the final EMF this semester, we welcome Alex Taylor (PhD candidate in History). Alex will focus on a sixty year period (1625-1685) in which tobacco was transformed into a cheap and widely available commodity, the first of the so-called 'new groceries' or 'soft drugs' to do so. He will discuss three factors that kept the price of tobacco low in this period, hitherto overlooked by scholars.

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February 2018

Tom Rutter, Ben Jonson and the Cavendishes

15 February, 2018 @ 1:05 pm - 1:50 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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For the first EMF this semester, our very own Tom Rutter (English) will present on Jonson's professional and personal relationship with William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle, including his commissioned poems and entertainments, plays written under Cavendish's influence, and Jonson's stay at Welbeck during his 1618 walk to Scotland. Listeners can expect centaurs, cheese-mites, an incontinent midwife, and Robin Hood to boot. All welcome! This session is organised by the EMDG.

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March 2018

Sam Fullerton – Rethinking Royalist Sexual Libel, 1642-6

29 March, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PhD candidate from the University of California Riverside, Samuel Fullerton, will be speaking to the title 'Rethinking Royalist Sexual Libel, 1642-6': Although vicious sexual slander has been recognized by many scholars as perhaps the most distinctive element of 1640s royalist print polemic, especially during the Second Civil War of 1648, its origins have never been studied in detail.  This paper examines the development of sexual rhetoric in Cavalier print culture during the early-to-mid 1640s to argue that the association between…

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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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May 2018

Cait Scott and Sam Bromage – Archaeology and the Dissolution of the Monasteries

3 May, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PhD candidates Cait Scott and Sam Bromage from the Department of Archaeology will be discussing their research on the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The Dissolution of the Monasteries had a dramatic effect on England's religious, social, and economic landscape. From the north to south, from urban towns to rural spaces, the disbanding of once powerful monastic houses and the transfer of their property to secular owners irrevocably changed the make-up of our society. Archaeology as a discipline provides a range…

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