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September 2015

EMDG, speaker tbc

24 September, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
G12, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
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  This event is organised by the Early Modern Discussion Group, and is part of the Early Modern Forum lunchtime series.

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November 2015

EMDG: Sarah Ward, ‘“The Beare in the Cage”: Royalism, Religion and the Gentry of North-East Wales 1646-1660’

5 November, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
G12, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE. Bear, from the 1658 edition of Topsell's "History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents". Courtesy of publicdomainreview.org. Sarah Ward, Oxford DPhil student and this year's RHS Centenary Fellow will be presenting research on royalism, religion and revolution in seventeenth-century Wales, as a guest of the Early Modern Discussion Group. Read more about Sarah's research on the Oxford History Graduate Network webpages, or follow her on Twitter. The Early Modern Discussion Group is coordinated by postgraduate…

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Dr Melanie Evans: Exploring Royal Authority: corpus-based approaches to Tudor royal correspondence

12 November, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
G12, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
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(via @_MelEvans on Twitter) Dr Melanie Evans is a lecturer and researcher in the history of English, based in the department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. She has interests in sociolinguistics, stylistics, language and gender, language and power, and "all things Tudor", and takes a special interest in developing digital approaches to these fields (leading her to attend the three week Early Modern Digital Agendas programme at the Folger Insitute last summer). Her PhD was…

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EMDG: Nigel Cavanagh: Elsecar: Lordship and Community in a Georgian Industrial Village 1750-1860

19 November, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
G12, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
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Elsecar village, as seen from Elsecar park. Photo (c) Dave Pickersgill. (Click the image for its Creative Commons license.) Nigel Cavanagh first studied at the University of Sheffield from 1993 to 1998, gaining a BA (Hons) in Archaeology, Prehistory and Medieval History and a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Historical Archaeology. He went on to pursue a successful career as a professional field archaeologist, rising to managerial level, working at and researching sites across Britain. Nigel returned to the University in 2012…

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December 2015

EMDG: Adrian Green, ‘Boynton Hall, East Yorkshire: Cultural change in a gentry house and landscape, c.1450–1800’

3 December, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
G12, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
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Please note this session of the Early Modern Forum will begin at the later time of 1pm. The Early Modern Discussion Group is delighted to have persuaded Dr Adrian Green (Durham University) to share insights arising from his co-authored study of Boynton Hall: The Social History and Historical Archaeology of a Yorkshire Country House (forthcoming).  His paper, subtitled "Cultural change in a gentry house and landscape, c. 1450-1800" should have broad interest, drawing on his experience as a historian and…

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Windows into Research: DH Projects

10 December, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
G12, 9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT
Free

This special session of "Windows into Research", a series that brings together research-in-progress reports under a common theme, will focus on current digital humanities projects at the University of Sheffield. Over the course of an hour, we will have short presentations from representatives of three major research projects: Digital Panopticon is a 4-year AHRC-funded project connecting data from the UK and Australia to explore the impact of different punishments on the lives of people sentenced at The Old Bailey between…

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Seasonal Celebration of Early Modern Studies at the Early Modern Forum

17 December, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessop West S3 7RA + Google Map
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On Thursday 17 December, SCEMS, EMDG and the Renaissance Society are organising a festive lunchtime forum session, with tales of wassail, a glass of punch, and an opportunity to meet the new directors of SCEMS.  This is a social event for early modernists at the University of Sheffield, whether students, staff or associates. If it will be the first SCEMS / EMDG / Renaissance Society event you have attended, please email SCEMS or use the web contact form to let…

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February 2016

Dr Angela McShane: The ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ routine

18 February, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dainton Building, Seminar Room C12C, Brook Hill
Sheffield, S3 7HF
Free

A material enquiry into drinking ‘too much’ and ‘just enough’ in Early Modern England. Dr Angela McShane, Head of Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the V&A/RCA History of Design and Material Culture, is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sheffield in 2015-2016.  Angela is also a Co-Investigator on the ESRC- and AHRC- funded project, Intoxicants in Early Modernity. This lunchtime event is part of SCEMS Early Modern Forum.

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