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: Jose Cree

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 Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Jose Cree

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

Jonson in Sheffield: as it happened

Intoxicants presentation at SCEMS Jonson 400 day

Last weekend, Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies hosted a celebration of Ben Jonson and the 400th anniversary of his Workes. With more than a dozen people presenting, this was a full and thought-provoking symposium. Speakers reflected on Jonson’s works Continue reading Jonson in Sheffield: as it happened

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

Book History in the Nineteenth Century

An afternoon seminar exploring ‘What is Book History?’ with 19th Century case studies. Séan Williams (School of Languages and Cultures) and Amber Regis (School of English) will be among the researchers presenting at this collaborative event.

Early Modern Forum – Social

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. Continue reading Early Modern Forum – Social

Reconstructing Archives with Tim Raylor

Tim Raylor with map of Hobbe's Peaks trip

The last of this season’s SCEMS Visiting Speakers was Tim Raylor, Professor of English at Carleton College, Minnesota. A literary scholar who has spent a career developing keen archival skills, our visitor used this occasion to share work-in-progress. Sheffield postgraduate (and Continue reading Reconstructing Archives with Tim Raylor

Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker, Tim Raylor. 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 Continue reading Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes