Chaos in the Commonplace Book

Alison Horgan unravelled the complexities of commonplace book structures in her talk for Book History @ Sheffield. Intriguing spaces where chaos is both allowed free rein and corralled by organisational principles, commonplace books create new poetic configurations and patterns from Continue reading Chaos in the Commonplace Book

Printing Agents: A New Book History Project at SCEMS

  June 28th will see the first formal gathering of Printing Agents, a new network established to galvanise research into the connections between print culture and regional identity.

Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

When does a commonplace book become a miscellany? When does a miscellany become a text book and when is John Donne not a metaphysical poet? In the eighteenth century, that’s when. Adam Rounce’s article in the current edition of Eighteenth-Century Continue reading Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

Book History Activities this Autumn (Spring, & beyond…)

True to our aims of engaging with our ‘interdiscipline’ in a range of ways, Book History @ Sheffield will be convening in different intellectual modes during the autumn semester and thereafter, bringing together research, theory and pedagogy. Our first session Continue reading Book History Activities this Autumn (Spring, & beyond…)

Many Worlds of Eighteenth-Century Britain: Apurba Chatterjee reports from the #EMForum

On 12 May 2016, the Early Modern Discussion Group welcomed two Sheffield-based eighteenth-century researchers with a shared interest in masculinities, Kate Gibson and Lauren Nixon. Session Chair Apurba Chatterjee (a first-year PhD student in History) reports: