What, actually, is “book history”?

The focus of this lunchtime session will be a question raised in the initial #BookHistShef meeting: what, actually, is book history? The event will begin with a series of flash presentations encompassing personal responses to the question, whether with reference Continue reading What, actually, is “book history”?

EMDG Visiting Speaker: Rachael Morton (Warwick)

The Early Modern Discussion Group are delighted to welcome visiting speaker, Rachael Morton of the University of Warwick, for her paper ‘Marketing Quality Metalware in Eighteenth-Century England’ Abstract: The expansion of the metalware trades in the eighteenth century led to the Continue reading EMDG Visiting Speaker: Rachael Morton (Warwick)

SCEMS Windows into Research: Projects

Featuring compact presentations from Rachel Askew, Adam James Smith, Amy Jackson and Seth Mehl, followed by panel discussion and Q&A. Members of SCEMS are at work developing and researching fresh project opportunities. Hear about Castlegate, Thomason’s Newsbooks, and Sheffield: Protest. Continue reading SCEMS Windows into Research: Projects

Windows into Research: History of the Book

Featuring compact presentations from three of the new History of the Book research group, Dr Rachel Stenner (English), Dr Seàn M. Williams (SLC), and Alex Hitchman (History).The presentations will be followed by panel discussion and Q&A. What happens when you Continue reading Windows into Research: History of the Book

When Uppsala came to stay: #emUUShef Workshop Commentary by Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge

Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge are first year PhD students in the Department of History. Both attended the workshop and ate the biscuits.   On March 10th and 11th SCEMS hosted a joint workshop with the Research Node in Early Modern Continue reading When Uppsala came to stay: #emUUShef Workshop Commentary by Apurba Chatterjee and Tom Rusbridge

Bacchus in Boston: Intoxicants and Early Modernity at #RenSA16

Easter offers a break from teaching schedules, and the opportunity for SCEMS members to travel and share their research further afield. This week, the Social History Society gathering in Lancaster heard from Sheffield early modernists including Kate Gibson (on illegitimate Continue reading Bacchus in Boston: Intoxicants and Early Modernity at #RenSA16

Seminar with Steve Hindle

What was Sir Richard Newdigate thinking in 1684?: A Warwickshire Gentleman and his Library Steve Hindle, social and economic historian of early modern England and Director of Research at The Huntington Library, will be leading a seminar in Sheffield as Continue reading Seminar with Steve Hindle

#EMForum Commentary: James Shaw on Giorgio Lizzul

On March 3rd the Early Modern Discussion Group hosted Giorgio Lizzul (KCL) at the Early Modern Forum to present his paper ‘The Utility of Wealth in the Era of the Public Debt 1300-1500’, based on his AHRC-funded PhD research. Dr Continue reading #EMForum Commentary: James Shaw on Giorgio Lizzul

18CRG: Montgomery, poetry and Sheffield’s periodical press

The Eighteenth Century Reading Group (#18CRG) meets on Tuesday March 1st to discuss the work of James Montgomery. Alison Horgan writes: We will be reading some of Montgomery’s poetry and considering it together with the periodical press in Sheffield in Continue reading 18CRG: Montgomery, poetry and Sheffield’s periodical press

EMDG Tudor Week: Catherine Evans and Helen Newsome

EMDG is delighted to welcome two home-grown speakers to its first event of the new year at the Early Modern Forum… Catherine Evans (Literature): “Renew, O Lord, in me a constant sprite”: Temporality in early modern Psalms Despite the turn Continue reading EMDG Tudor Week: Catherine Evans and Helen Newsome