Renaissance Reborn A student conference at the University of Sheffield 3 May 2017 HRI Feel free to attend just one or a couple of the panels if you cannot come to the entire event, but please register in advance.
This EMF is jointly organised with Book History. It will feature 2 current PhD students from the School of English.
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
Event number one of our spring semester trio will be a reading group lunch. We’ll discuss Adam Rounce’s article, ‘The Digital Miscellanies Index and the Canon’, from Eighteenth-Century Life, 41.1 (2017), 158-78. Bring your lunch to seminar room 7 in Jessop Continue reading Book History Reading Group Lunch
On a superb visit to Western Bank Library’s Special Collections – hosted by the wonderful archivist, Amanda Bernstein – we went to the deepest darkest dungeon to admire the University’s extensive rare book collection. Special Collections house a treasure trove Continue reading Dutch Politics in the Sheffield Vaults
SCEMS member and occasional book historian Dr Iona Hine offers some reflections based on her recent review of Lost Books (ed. Andrew Pettegree & Flavia Bruni; Leiden: Brill, 2016)
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
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.
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…)
On Thursday 10th November, Séan Williams and Amber Regis will be bringing Book History @ Sheffield into the nineteenth century! In collaboration with the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies we will explore what Book History means for work on nineteenth-century texts. Continue reading Book History & the Nineteenth Century