Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Sheffield postgraduate Cat Evans reports on the lecture, ‘Peculiar Houses: Building public theatres in Elizabethan London’ given by Dr Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton, London) on 5 October 2017, and on the masterclass he gave the following day. Andy Kesson Continue reading Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Andy Kesson Masterclass

Dr Andy Kesson is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded Before Shakespeare project. In this workshop he’ll be sharing his insight into early modern London playhouses with a particular focus on putting archival material into dialogue with performance-based approaches. This workshop Continue reading Andy Kesson Masterclass

Greg Walker Masterclass

‘Complaining About the Weather: John Heywood, Thomas More, and the Opening of the Reformation Parliament’

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

Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker, Tim Raylor. Professor of English at Carleton College since 1992, Raylor’s research explores intellectual and social contexts of early modern literature and thought, embracing the visual arts, philosophy and science. An alumnus of Sheffield’s Hartlib Continue reading Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes

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

Masterclass with Emma Spary: On medical advertising

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker Emma Spary. Reader in the History of Modern European Knowledge at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Spary’s research spans the intellectual and cultural history of 18th century Europe, including natural history, medicine, chemistry and agriculture. She Continue reading Masterclass with Emma Spary: On medical advertising

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

Masterclass with Markku Peltonen

Early-modern English history: a view from outside Masterclass with HRI Visiting European Fellow Markku Peltonen. Beginning with an extract on English “Government”, Visiting Speaker Markku Peltonen will lead this Friday morning session. Registration required. Limited spaces.

SCEMS Masterclass: Lorna Hutson

Cover of Hutson's monograph, "Circumstantial Shakespeare"

Proof, Evidence and Drama in Early Modern England The final Masterclass of the 2015-2016 session will be delivered by Lorna Hutson, Berry Professor of English at the University of St Andrews. Professor Hutson will focus explore her own interest in Continue reading SCEMS Masterclass: Lorna Hutson