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

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

Ben Jonson: registration now open

Registration is now open for ‘Ben Jonson’s Workes and Their Contexts’, an interdisciplinary conference marking the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s folio Workes (printed in 1616). Its publication was a landmark in English literary history, grouping together Jonson’s work in Continue reading Ben Jonson: registration now open

Student Renaissance Conference: Marginal in the Early Modern

Scholars from Sheffield and York gathered ten days ago to showcase their research at a student-organised conference called The Marginal in the Early Modern.  Papers by undergraduates and postgraduates considered the idea of marginality within a canonical period and the Continue reading Student Renaissance Conference: Marginal in the Early Modern

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference: Sheffield, 5-8 July 2016

Banner image showing musicians and dancers performing at a masque (from MRM conference)

In July 2016, the University of Sheffield plays host to the annual Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference. Researchers and practioners from across the world will gather to deliver and hear over a hundred papers during the 72-hour conference. The packed Continue reading Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference: Sheffield, 5-8 July 2016