The Sheffield-based ‘Intoxicating Spaces’ project, funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area), is hosting five free digital talks, open to all, exploring the history of specific intoxicants. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays at 1–2pm BST/GMT between 14 October and 9 December Continue reading Online Seminar Series | Intoxicating Spaces Project: ‘What’s Your Poison?’
Renaissance Studies is one of the leading journals in the field of Renaissance studies, with an interdisciplinary emphasis, and a worldwide readership. Established in 1987, Renaissance Studies is published in partnership by the Society for Renaissance Studies and Wiley- Blackwell Continue reading Vacancy – Editor for ‘Renaissance Studies’
David McCallam, Reader in French Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sheffield, has just released his new book: Volcanoes in Eighteenth-Century Europe: An Essay in Environmental Humanities Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment This study explores the explosive history of Continue reading New book announcement! Volcanoes in Eighteenth-Century Europe
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
In our latest post, guest blogger Carla Suthren looks at the way in which Hythloday’s Greek library and his efforts to teach the Utopians Greek highlight the ‘serious playfulness’ of More’s Utopia.
After the dialogue of Book 1 of More’s Utopia, we come to the discourse of Book 2, in which Hythloday relates his impressions of Utopia. In this fifth post, Chloë Houston explores the opening of Book 2 and the way Continue reading Blogging Utopia (5): Arriving in Utopia
Commentary by Tom Rusbridge, PhD student in the Department of History On May 5th the Early Modern Discussion Group welcomed Rachael Morton from the University of Warwick, where she is a third year PhD in the Department of History. Morton’s Continue reading #EMForum commentary: Rachael Morton (University of Warwick)
In this post, Cathy Shrank looks at one of the most memorable passages of More’s Utopia: Hythloday’s attack on the contemporary practice of enclosing land for sheep-farming and his analysis of its far-reaching effects.
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
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