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. Prof Shepard will deliver a lecture on Thursday 16 November and a masterclass on the following day. More details to follow.

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’

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

A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield

Emma Spary mid-lecture, with slide defining "Drugs" in background.

On 20-21 October 2016, SCEMS welcomed Emma Spary, Reader in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge, as part of our Visiting Speaker Series. The visit, co-hosted by the Department of French, provided the occasion for an evening lecture Continue reading A masterclass in medical advertising: Emma Spary in Sheffield

Emma Spary: The ‘usual miracles of quinquina’: monarch, court and cure in France around 1700

Evening lecture from SCEMS Visiting Speaker Emma Spary.  Please note change of venue: This event will be held in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 6 (on the basement level), not Lecture Theatre 9 as previously advertised. Quinquina is one of several Continue reading Emma Spary: The ‘usual miracles of quinquina’: monarch, court and cure in France around 1700

How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Markku Peltonen mid-lecture

For our first visiting speaker of 2016–17, SCEMS was privileged to welcome Professor Markku Peltonen from the University of Helsinki, who (thanks to the generosity of the Humanities Research Institute) spent a week in Sheffield earlier this month. Best known Continue reading How Markku Peltonen revisited England’s Revolution

Masterclass with Markku Peltonen

Early-modern English history: a view from outside Masterclass with HRI Visiting European Fellow Markku Peltonen. Beginning with an extract on English “Government”, Visiting Speaker Markku Peltonen will lead this Friday morning session. Registration required. Limited spaces.

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