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

Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker, Tim Raylor. Professor of English at Carleton College since 1992, Raylor’s research explores intellectual and social contexts of early modern literature and thought, embracing the visual arts, philosophy and science. An alumnus of Sheffield’s Hartlib Continue reading Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes

Tim Raylor: Hobbes at Hardwick: Poetry and natural history in the Peak

Evening lecture from SCEMS Visiting Speaker Tim Raylor. 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. About the speaker: Timothy Raylor Continue reading Tim Raylor: Hobbes at Hardwick: Poetry and natural history in the Peak

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

Masterclass with Emma Spary: On medical advertising

Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker Emma Spary. Reader in the History of Modern European Knowledge at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Spary’s research spans the intellectual and cultural history of 18th century Europe, including natural history, medicine, chemistry and agriculture. She Continue reading Masterclass with Emma Spary: On medical advertising

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