Stephen Basdeo

Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From February to May, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1.05pm. More details to follow.

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

Nicola Walker

Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From February to May, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1.05pm. More details to follow.

Sonia Tycko – “Coercion and Consent in Early Modern English Military Impressment”

The Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS, welcomes Sonia Tycko, PhD candidate at Harvard University and visiting student at Cambridge University. The drama of selecting men to be common soldiers for late Continue reading Sonia Tycko – “Coercion and Consent in Early Modern English Military Impressment”

David Coast: ‘Speaking for the People in Early Modern England’

This paper examines the authority of what might loosely be called “public opinion” in political and religious polemics in England from c. 1529 – 1640. One important strand of elite political rhetoric portrayed the common people as an ignorant and Continue reading David Coast: ‘Speaking for the People in Early Modern England’

James Cook, Tom Leng and Rachel Stenner: ‘Teaching Early Modernity: a roundtable’

What are the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching the early modern period at an undergraduate level? This session will hear from three different early modernists representing different disciplines. The purpose will be to share experiences and ideas about Continue reading James Cook, Tom Leng and Rachel Stenner: ‘Teaching Early Modernity: a roundtable’

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: Tom Rusbridge

Selling Skin: the Cultural Context for Leather Goods in Early Modern England Sheffield postgraduate (and former EMDG coordinator) Tom Rusbridge will be sharing some of his research into leather, speaking to the title ‘Selling Skin: the Cultural Context for Leather Continue reading Early Modern Forum: Tom Rusbridge

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

A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield

Emma Spary mid-lecture, with slide defining "Drugs" in background.

On 20-21 October 2016, SCEMS welcomed Emma Spary, Reader in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge, as part of our Visiting Speaker Series. The visit, co-hosted by the Department of French, provided the occasion for an evening lecture Continue reading A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield