Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

Back in the crisp days of March, Book History @ Sheffield heard a fabulous paper from Sheffield PhD student, Catherine Evans. In her talk, ‘Pleating Time in Early Modern Almanacs’, Catherine reported back on archival research completed during a four Continue reading Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

SCEMS Research Project Day

On Wednesday 7 June we will be running a ‘SCEMS research projects day’, which will provide an opportunity for colleagues to hear about early modern research projects in development, and also some which are in progress. We have a number Continue reading SCEMS Research Project Day

Greg Walker Masterclass

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

Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

Renaissance Reborn A student conference at the University of Sheffield 3 May 2017 HRI Feel free to attend just one or a couple of the panels if you cannot come to the  entire event, but please register in advance.

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’

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

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

SCEMS in Bruges: Sixteenth Century Conference preview

Provinciaal Hof, Brugge (via wikimedia)

As anyone making bold to search the programme for this week’s Sixteenth Century Conference will discover, a series of SCEMS scholars are among those presenting at what (according to the SCSC) will be their biggest meeting yet. Here is a Continue reading SCEMS in Bruges: Sixteenth Century Conference preview

On a semester of book history

Book History @ Sheffield is one whole semester old! In spring and early summer we held three research events, each leading to lively discussion: Marcus Nevitt presented his work on newsbooks in revolutionary England to a packed house. Marcus exposed Continue reading On a semester of book history