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: Sanna Raninen

‘Bestial rabble, futile drums’: Bacchanalian sounds in the art of Renaissance Italy’ Dr Sanna Raninen, postdoctoral research associate on the Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy project speaks to the title ‘Bestial rabble, futile drums’: Bacchanalian sounds in the Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Sanna Raninen

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:

SCEMS Windows into Research: Projects

Featuring compact presentations from Rachel Askew, Adam James Smith, Amy Jackson and Seth Mehl, followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Members of SCEMS are at work developing and researching fresh project opportunities. Hear about Castlegate, Thomason’s Newsbooks, and Sheffield: Protest. Continue reading SCEMS Windows into Research: Projects

Windows into Research: History of the Book

Featuring compact presentations from three of the new History of the Book research group, Dr Rachel Stenner (English), Dr Seàn M. Williams (SLC), and Alex Hitchman (History).The presentations will be followed by panel discussion and Q&A. What happens when you Continue reading Windows into Research: History of the Book

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)

Dr Angela McShane: The ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ routine

A material enquiry into drinking ‘too much’ and ‘just enough’ in Early Modern England. Dr Angela McShane, Head of Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at the V&A/RCA History of Design and Material Culture, is a Visiting Fellow at the University Continue reading Dr Angela McShane: The ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ routine

EMDG: Adrian Green, ‘Boynton Hall, East Yorkshire: Cultural change in a gentry house and landscape, c.1450–1800’

Please note this session of the Early Modern Forum will begin at the later time of 1pm. The Early Modern Discussion Group is delighted to have persuaded Dr Adrian Green (Durham University) to share insights arising from his co-authored study Continue reading EMDG: Adrian Green, ‘Boynton Hall, East Yorkshire: Cultural change in a gentry house and landscape, c.1450–1800’

EMDG: Nigel Cavanagh: Elsecar: Lordship and Community in a Georgian Industrial Village 1750-1860

Nigel Cavanagh first studied at the University of Sheffield from 1993 to 1998, gaining a BA (Hons) in Archaeology, Prehistory and Medieval History and a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Historical Archaeology. He went on to pursue a successful career Continue reading EMDG: Nigel Cavanagh: Elsecar: Lordship and Community in a Georgian Industrial Village 1750-1860

Dr Melanie Evans: Exploring Royal Authority: corpus-based approaches to Tudor royal correspondence

Dr Melanie Evans is a lecturer and researcher in the history of English, based in the department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. She has interests in sociolinguistics, stylistics, language and gender, language and power, and Continue reading Dr Melanie Evans: Exploring Royal Authority: corpus-based approaches to Tudor royal correspondence