Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Sheffield postgraduate Cat Evans reports on the lecture, ‘Peculiar Houses: Building public theatres in Elizabethan London’ given by Dr Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton, London) on 5 October 2017, and on the masterclass he gave the following day. Andy Kesson Continue reading Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

Back in the crisp days of March, Book History @ Sheffield heard a fabulous paper from Sheffield PhD student, Catherine Evans. In her talk, ‘Pleating Time in Early Modern Almanacs’, Catherine reported back on archival research completed during a four Continue reading Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

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

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:

Book History at Sheffield (#BookHistShef)

A new Sheffield network for enthusiasts of all things book historical met for the first time last week.  Its aim is to create a space for collaboration and reflection that is both interdisciplinary in nature and transhistorical in reach, building Continue reading Book History at Sheffield (#BookHistShef)

Visiting Speaker Series: 2015–2016

   The programme for the 2015–2016 Visiting Speaker Series includes scholar and vocalist, Richard Wistreich (Royal College of Music), linguist and historian, Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster University), eminent historian Robert Tittler (Concordia University) and scholar of renaissance rhetoric, Lorna Hutson (St Continue reading Visiting Speaker Series: 2015–2016