Tim Raylor: Hobbes at Hardwick: Poetry and natural history in the Peak

Evening lecture from SCEMS Visiting Speaker Tim Raylor. Please note change of venue: This event will be held in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 6 (on the basement level), not Lecture Theatre 9 as previously advertised. About the speaker: Timothy Raylor Continue reading Tim Raylor: Hobbes at Hardwick: Poetry and natural history in the Peak

Emma Spary: The ‘usual miracles of quinquina’: monarch, court and cure in France around 1700

Evening lecture from SCEMS Visiting Speaker Emma Spary.  Please note change of venue: This event will be held in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 6 (on the basement level), not Lecture Theatre 9 as previously advertised. Quinquina is one of several Continue reading Emma Spary: The ‘usual miracles of quinquina’: monarch, court and cure in France around 1700

How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Markku Peltonen mid-lecture

For our first visiting speaker of 2016–17, SCEMS was privileged to welcome Professor Markku Peltonen from the University of Helsinki, who (thanks to the generosity of the Humanities Research Institute) spent a week in Sheffield earlier this month. Best known Continue reading How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Lorna Hutson: Thinking with Causes: Henry V and Scotland

King Henry V in profile, by an unknown artist. Image from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 545).

King Henry V. (NPG 545) Unknown artist, oil on panel, late 16th or early 17th century. Image from the National Portrait Gallery. Used here under Creative Commons License 3.0. Written at the time of the accession of a Scots king Continue reading Lorna Hutson: Thinking with Causes: Henry V and Scotland

Robert Tittler: Social Aspiration and Experiments in English Portraiture, c. 1560-1620

Robert Tittler, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History (Concordia University) is a specialist in early modern English history.  His work has moved progressively through political, social, economic, local/urban and cultural enquiries, focusing on the period to 1640. Having started out with Continue reading Robert Tittler: Social Aspiration and Experiments in English Portraiture, c. 1560-1620

Naomi Tadmor: The Settlement of the Poor and the Rise of the Form

Professor Naomi Tadmor (Lancaster University) is a historian with strong interdisciplinary research interests. She has published on the history of the family and community relations, history and literature, and the social and cultural history of the English Bible from the early Continue reading Naomi Tadmor: The Settlement of the Poor and the Rise of the Form

Richard Wistreich: The Anatomy and Physiognomy of Early Modern Vocal Identity

VISITING SPEAKER SERIES Richard Wistreich is a scholar, teacher and singer, with research interests embracing the history and culture of performance in all ages and the pedagogy and practice of singing. As a performer and researcher he has taken special Continue reading Richard Wistreich: The Anatomy and Physiognomy of Early Modern Vocal Identity

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