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’

Book History Reading Group Lunch

Event number one of our spring semester trio will be a reading group lunch.  We’ll discuss Adam Rounce’s article, ‘The Digital Miscellanies Index and the Canon’, from Eighteenth-Century Life, 41.1 (2017), 158-78. Bring your lunch to seminar room 7 in Jessop Continue reading Book History Reading Group Lunch

James Cook, Tom Leng and Rachel Stenner: ‘Teaching Early Modernity: a roundtable’

What are the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching the early modern period at an undergraduate level? This session will hear from three different early modernists representing different disciplines. The purpose will be to share experiences and ideas about Continue reading James Cook, Tom Leng and Rachel Stenner: ‘Teaching Early Modernity: a roundtable’

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

James Shaw: ‘Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and in reality: Moneylending, usury and stereotypes in early modern Venice’

Thursday lunchtime programme coordinated jointly by the postgraduate-run Early Modern Discussion Group and SCEMS. From February to May, the interdisciplinary Forum meets in the Humanities Research Institute at 1:05pm.