Responding to Utopia

This event is primarily intended as a workshop for a forthcoming publication. If you want to attend, please contact Professor Cathy Shrank.   PROGRAMME 12: welcome and introductions   12.15-1.30: Chloë Houston (Reading), ‘Early modern Utopian fiction’ Nicole Pohl (Oxford Continue reading Responding to Utopia

Chaos in the Commonplace Book

Alison Horgan unravelled the complexities of commonplace book structures in her talk for Book History @ Sheffield. Intriguing spaces where chaos is both allowed free rein and corralled by organisational principles, commonplace books create new poetic configurations and patterns from Continue reading Chaos in the Commonplace Book

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

Printing Agents: A New Book History Project at SCEMS

  June 28th will see the first formal gathering of Printing Agents, a new network established to galvanise research into the connections between print culture and regional identity.

SCEMS Research Project Day

On Wednesday 7 June we will be running a ‘SCEMS research projects day’, which will provide an opportunity for colleagues to hear about early modern research projects in development, and also some which are in progress. We have a number Continue reading SCEMS Research Project Day

Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

Renaissance Reborn A student conference at the University of Sheffield 3 May 2017 HRI Feel free to attend just one or a couple of the panels if you cannot come to the  entire event, but please register in advance.

‘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