Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture

The School of English’s biennial Blake Lecture celebrates the study of literature and language pre-1600. The 2017 Blake Lecture will be delivered by Greg Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Continue reading Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture

Greg Walker Masterclass

Professor Greg Walker (Edinburgh) will be leading a masterclass on the sixteenth-century poet John Heywood. This masterclass is organised by the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre, but is open to all interested postgraduate students and members of staff. Further details Continue reading Greg Walker Masterclass

Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

Interested in Poldark, Game of Thrones, Shardlake, Margaret Atwood rewriting The Tempest,  The Seven Lives of the Sparrowhawk, contemporary productions of Shakespeare? Or any number of later interpretations and rewritings of the Renaissance or the early modern period (1450-1750…ish)? Then we’d like to invite you to Continue reading Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

‘Order and Disorder in the Early Modern Book’ with Catherine Evans and Alison Horgan

This EMF is jointly organised with Book History. It will feature 2 current PhD students from the School of English.

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

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

Student Renaissance Conference: Marginal in the Early Modern

Scholars from Sheffield and York gathered ten days ago to showcase their research at a student-organised conference called The Marginal in the Early Modern.  Papers by undergraduates and postgraduates considered the idea of marginality within a canonical period and the Continue reading Student Renaissance Conference: Marginal in the Early Modern

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference: Sheffield, 5-8 July 2016

Banner image showing musicians and dancers performing at a masque (from MRM conference)

In July 2016, the University of Sheffield plays host to the annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference. Researchers and practioners from across the world will gather to deliver and hear over a hundred papers during the 72-hour conference. The packed Continue reading Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference: Sheffield, 5-8 July 2016

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: