Early Modern Forum: Eliza Hartrich

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’, Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Eliza Hartrich

Early Modern Forum: Tom Rusbridge

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 Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Tom Rusbridge

Early Modern Forum: Windows on Research: Practice

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 Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Windows on Research: Practice

Ben Jonson’s Workes and their contexts: 400 years on

This day conference, hosted by the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies, celebrates the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s folio Workes (printed in 1616). Its publication was a landmark in English literary history, grouping together Jonson’s work in multiple genres, Continue reading Ben Jonson’s Workes and their contexts: 400 years on

Early Modern Forum: Sanna Raninen

‘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 Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Sanna Raninen

A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield

Emma Spary mid-lecture, with slide defining "Drugs" in background.

On 20-21 October 2016, SCEMS welcomed Emma Spary, Reader in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge, as part of our Visiting Speaker Series. The visit, co-hosted by the Department of French, provided the occasion for an evening lecture Continue reading A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield

How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Markku Peltonen mid-lecture

For our first visiting speaker of 2016–17, SCEMS was privileged to welcome Professor Markku Peltonen from the University of Helsinki, who (thanks to the generosity of the Humanities Research Institute) spent a week in Sheffield earlier this month. Best known Continue reading How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Masterclass with Markku Peltonen

Early-modern English history: a view from outside Masterclass with HRI Visiting European Fellow Markku Peltonen. Beginning with an extract on English “Government”, Visiting Speaker Markku Peltonen will lead this Friday morning session. Registration required. Limited spaces.

Ben Jonson: registration now open

Registration is now open for ‘Ben Jonson’s Workes and Their Contexts’, an interdisciplinary conference marking the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s folio Workes (printed in 1616). Its publication was a landmark in English literary history, grouping together Jonson’s work in Continue reading Ben Jonson: registration now open

SCEMS in Bruges: Sixteenth Century Conference preview

Provinciaal Hof, Brugge (via wikimedia)

As anyone making bold to search the programme for this week’s Sixteenth Century Conference will discover, a series of SCEMS scholars are among those presenting at what (according to the SCSC) will be their biggest meeting yet. Here is a Continue reading SCEMS in Bruges: Sixteenth Century Conference preview