Gary Rivett, Information, surveillance and parliamentary governance during the English Civil Wars

Sometime between 1645 and 1649, William Lenthall, the speaker of the House of Commons, wrote to the Wiltshire County Commissioners stating that the House had received ‘intelligence from severall parts of the kingdome’ about the designs of its enemies. To Continue reading Gary Rivett, Information, surveillance and parliamentary governance during the English Civil Wars

Apurbaa Chatterjee, Nature in the Culture of Empire: Showcasing Early British India

For this EMF, we welcome History PhD student Apurbaa Chatterjee. She will deal with the visual representations of Indian flora and fauna during early British rule, around 1760 to 1820. In doing so, her talk situates nature within imperial politics and Continue reading Apurbaa Chatterjee, Nature in the Culture of Empire: Showcasing Early British India

Alex Shepard, ‘Childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain’

In November Alex Shepard, Professor of Gender History at the University of Glasgow, came to Sheffield to share her thoughts on her new project, on childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain. This project is in its infancy, but Continue reading Alex Shepard, ‘Childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain’

Alex Shepard Masterclass

In the masterclass Prof Shepard will discuss some source materials (e.g. Old Bailey trials) which capture incidentally the allocation of child care responsibilities. This masterclass is open to all postgraduate students and members of staff. However, places are limited so register Continue reading Alex Shepard Masterclass

Alex Shepard, Childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain

We’re delighted to welcome Professor Alex Shepard (University of Glasgow) as a Visiting Speaker. This lecture approaches childcare as a form of work as part of a mission to promote a gender inclusive account of economic development. Focussing on Britain during Continue reading Alex Shepard, Childcare, family and economy in early modern Britain

Heather Dalton, ‘When forsaken by my relations’: The Skinner Family

Dr Heather Dalton is a Research Fellow in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. The focus of her current project is transnational relationships and family ties in trading networks in the 15th and 16th Continue reading Heather Dalton, ‘When forsaken by my relations’: The Skinner Family

500 Reformations

As the closest EMF to the iconic Luther anniversary, volunteers from Sheffield’s 500 Reformations project are putting on a fun intramural event to introduce the project and mark the quincentenary. This will include an opportunity for those with experience of Continue reading 500 Reformations

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

Andy Kesson, ‘”Peculiar houses”: building theatres in early modern London’

We will welcome Dr Andy Kesson (Reader in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton) as our first Visiting Speaker of 2017-2018. Drawing on his work as Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded Before Shakespeare project, Continue reading Andy Kesson, ‘”Peculiar houses”: building theatres in early modern London’