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

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

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

Lorna Hutson: Thinking with Causes: Henry V and Scotland

King Henry V in profile, by an unknown artist. Image from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 545).

King Henry V. (NPG 545) Unknown artist, oil on panel, late 16th or early 17th century. Image from the National Portrait Gallery. Used here under Creative Commons License 3.0. Written at the time of the accession of a Scots king Continue reading Lorna Hutson: Thinking with Causes: Henry V and Scotland

SCEMS Masterclass: Naomi Tadmor

The Semantic Analysis of Historical Words in Context. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. The second in the Autumn 2015 series of Masterclasses will be delivered by Naomi Tadmor, Professor of History at Lancaster University. Beginning where her own work Continue reading SCEMS Masterclass: Naomi Tadmor