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.

Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

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

Book History Reading Group Lunch

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

Dutch Politics in the Sheffield Vaults

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

Lost Books

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)

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

Book History in the Nineteenth Century

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.

Book History Activities this Autumn (Spring, & beyond…)

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…)

Book History & the Nineteenth Century

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