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October 2016

Masterclass with Emma Spary: On medical advertising

21 October, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
9 Mappin Street, room G04 S1 4DT + Google Map
Free

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker Emma Spary. Reader in the History of Modern European Knowledge at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Spary’s research spans the intellectual and cultural history of 18th century Europe, including natural history, medicine, chemistry and agriculture. She is the author of Utopia’s Garden (2000), Eating the Enlightenment (2012) and Feeding France (2014). This masterclass will combine aspects of Feeding France with ongoing research about pharmacists' trade cards. The focus will be methodological, and is designed to be…

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November 2016

Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes

4 November, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
9 Mappin Street, room G04 S1 4DT + Google Map
Free

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker, Tim Raylor. Tim Raylor (photograph courtesy of Carleton College, Minn.) Professor of English at Carleton College since 1992, Raylor’s research explores intellectual and social contexts of early modern literature and thought, embracing the visual arts, philosophy and science. An alumnus of Sheffield’s Hartlib Papers Project, Raylor’s publications include Cavaliers, Clubs and Literary Culture, The Essex House Masque of 1621 and edited collections on Hartlib and the Cavendish circle. He is currently working on Hobbes’ rhetoric.…

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May 2017

Greg Walker Masterclass

4 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Free

'Complaining About the Weather: John Heywood, Thomas More, and the Opening of the Reformation Parliament’ Professor Greg Walker is Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and a specialist in the literary culture of the reign of Henry VIII. He has written widely on late-medieval drama and poetry, Renaissance literature, the history of the stage in the period before the building of the professional playhouses, and the cultural consequences of the Henrician Reformation. This masterclass is organised by…

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October 2017

Andy Kesson Masterclass

6 October, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Jessop West G03

Dr Andy Kesson is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded Before Shakespeare project. In this workshop he'll be sharing his insight into early modern London playhouses with a particular focus on putting archival material into dialogue with performance-based approaches. This workshop is free and open to all interested postgraduate students and members of staff. As spaces are limited, please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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November 2017

Alex Shepard Masterclass

17 November, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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In the masterclass Prof Shepard will discuss some source materials (e.g. Old Bailey trials) which capture incidentally the allocation of child care responsibilities. This masterclass is open to all postgraduate students and members of staff. However, places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

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February 2018

Quentin Skinner – cancelled

7 February, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jessop West G03

Unfortuntately, Professor Skinner has had to cancel his visit to Sheffield due to illness.

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June 2018

Lori Anne Ferrell Masterclass

14 June, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jessop West Seminar Room 3

Workshop on the editing of the English Reformation Professor Lori Anne Ferrell is John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Claremont Graduate University. She has worked extensively on early modern religion and is the author of several books, including Government By Polemic: James I, the King’s Preachers, and the Rhetorics of Conformity, 1603–1625 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998) and The Bible and the People (London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). Places are free,…

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September 2018

Barbara Rosenwein

10 September, 2018 - 11 September, 2018

The History Department at the University of Sheffield is hosting a visit from Professor Barbara Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago) at the University of Sheffield on the 10th and 11th of September 2018. We would like to invite you to attend the lecture given by Professor Rosenwein on the 10th of September from 5-7pm in The Diamond Lecture Theatre 8. Professor Rosenwein will be discussing her most recent publication, ‘What is the History of Emotions’ (2017). Book a place at the lecture here. We would also like to…

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November 2018

Dr Emily Butterworth, Obscenity: Word Histories

2 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
9 Mappin Street, Pool Seminar Room 123

Dr Emily Butterworth (King's College London) will be leading a masterclass on Friday, 2 November (abstract below). Places are free and open to staff and students; if you are a member of staff, please e-mail the SCEMS co-ordinator (c.steenbrugge@sheffield.ac.uk) to be added to the reserve list, if you are a student please register via this link. Paying attention to words and their contemporary meanings is an important part of Dr Butterworth's research. Obscenity offers an unusually rich and suggestive history in the…

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February 2019

Dr Jessica Winston, Not-Shakespeare in Performance

8 February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Dr Jessica Winston (Idaho State University) will be leading a masterclass on Friday 8 February (abstract below) Places are free and open to staff and students; if you are a member of staff, please e-mail the SCEMS co-ordinator to be added to the reserve list, if you are a student please register via this link. This seminar invites participants to raise methodological and theoretical questions about researching not-Shakespeare in performance. Two brief articles, one by Emma Smith and one by…

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