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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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SCEMS Windows into Research: Projects

28 April, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
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Free

Featuring compact presentations from Rachel Askew, Adam James Smith, Amy Jackson and Seth Mehl, followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Members of SCEMS are at work developing and researching fresh project opportunities. Hear about Castlegate, Thomason’s Newsbooks, and Sheffield: Protest. How did early modern Sheffielders shape the city they inhabited? What are the challenges of turning research into an audio walking trail? Rachel Askew (History / Archaeology) shares insights from her research on the development of Early Modern Sheffield (1570-1650),…

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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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Free

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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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: Windows on Research: Practice

17 November, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Charlotte Steenbrugge (School of English), Jan Woudstra (Landscape History) and James Cook (Music) will discuss their experiences and methodologies for putting "Early Modern Studies into practice" in this lunchtime session. 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 and 3 November.

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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: Jose Cree

1 December, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Quantitative and qualitative approaches to the language of addiction in early modern England History postgraduate and member of the WROCAH Cultures of Consumption network, Jose Cree, will present a paper based on her doctoral research into "the language of addiction". This lunchtime session will be of interest to historians, linguists, literary scholars and others who work with Early English Books Online in its various digital forms. Jose is also co-organiser of next summer's conference, Habitual Behaviours in Early Modern Europe. Thursday…

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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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