Apurbaa Chatterjee, Nature in the Culture of Empire: Showcasing Early British India

For this EMF, we welcome History PhD student Apurbaa Chatterjee. She will deal with the visual representations of Indian flora and fauna during early British rule, around 1760 to 1820. In doing so, her talk situates nature within imperial politics and Continue reading Apurbaa Chatterjee, Nature in the Culture of Empire: Showcasing Early British India

Thomas Rose – ‘The Socio-Politics of Hunting in Early Stuart England: three case studies from the Midlands’

A PhD student at Nottingham University, Thomas Rose will be presenting his research on the socio-politics of hunting in early Stuart England, through three case studies from the East Midlands: Jacobean royal progresses, a gentry hunting network, and aristocratic gifting Continue reading Thomas Rose – ‘The Socio-Politics of Hunting in Early Stuart England: three case studies from the Midlands’

Mabel Winter, ‘they are not so powerful as they made themselves’: Politics, power, and business in seventeenth-century England

This week we welcome Mabel Winter, a PhD student in History, who will explore the intimate relationship between politics, power and business through the case study of the Bank of Woollchurch Market (1670-1677). Whilst trade was growing at a monumental rate in Continue reading Mabel Winter, ‘they are not so powerful as they made themselves’: Politics, power, and business in seventeenth-century England

Stephen Basdeo: “The Rogue and the Outlaw: Towards a Cultural History of the Early Modern Underworld”

This Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS welcomes Stephen Basdeo, PhD candidate at Leeds Trinity University. The poem A Gest of Robyn Hode dates from the fifteenth century. It was not printed, Continue reading Stephen Basdeo: “The Rogue and the Outlaw: Towards a Cultural History of the Early Modern Underworld”

Sonia Tycko – “Coercion and Consent in Early Modern English Military Impressment”

The Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS, welcomes Sonia Tycko, PhD candidate at Harvard University and visiting student at Cambridge University. The drama of selecting men to be common soldiers for late Continue reading Sonia Tycko – “Coercion and Consent in Early Modern English Military Impressment”

David Coast: ‘Speaking for the People in Early Modern England’

This paper examines the authority of what might loosely be called “public opinion” in political and religious polemics in England from c. 1529 – 1640. One important strand of elite political rhetoric portrayed the common people as an ignorant and Continue reading David Coast: ‘Speaking for the People in Early Modern England’

James Cook, Tom Leng and Rachel Stenner: ‘Teaching Early Modernity: a roundtable’

What are the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching the early modern period at an undergraduate level? This session will hear from three different early modernists representing different disciplines. The purpose will be to share experiences and ideas about Continue reading James Cook, Tom Leng and Rachel Stenner: ‘Teaching Early Modernity: a roundtable’

James Shaw: ‘Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and in reality: Moneylending, usury and stereotypes in early modern Venice’

Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From February to May, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1:05pm.  

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