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January 2018

MARCUS Events: Spring 2018

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at the University of Sheffield (MARCUS) brings together a concentration of research and teaching expertise that is unique within the UK. Ranging from archaic Greece to Renaissance Europe, MARCUS represents an array of disciplines, from history to biblical studies, from philosophy to languages, and from archaeology to music. What holds us together is the belief that the social structures, cultural expressions and individual experiences of this period are at the foundation of the world…

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February 2018

SCEMS Events: Spring 2018

February 7 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Sheffield is home to one of the largest, most vibrant, and respected centres for early modern studies in the world, with over 50 staff and fellows currently members of the Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies (SCEMS). To find details of SCEMS events running in the Spring semester of 2018 please click here

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Modern International History Group Events: Spring 2018

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - May 30 @ 6:00 pm

The Modern International History Group is a postgraduate-led discussion group based at the University of Sheffield. Though our primary focus is (predictably) modern international history, we welcome involvement from a other disciplines, or related projects outside of academia. To find details of MIHG events running in the Spring semester of 2018 please click here  

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April 2018

Sheffield Gender History Discussion Group Events: Spring 2018

April 11 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

SHEFFIELD GENDER HISTORY A discussion group for the study of gender in the Arts and Humanities For events listings for Spring 2018 please click here

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CoMo Events Spring 2018

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - June 30 @ 6:30 pm

The Centre for Contemporary and Modern History (CoMo) brings together international research expertise that ranges across west and eastern Europe, the Mediterranean (including north Africa), the Indian sub-continent, East Asia and the Americas. To find details of CoMo events running in the Spring semester of 2018 please click here  

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May 2018

Everyday Politics, Ordinary Lives: Democratic Engagement in Britain since 1918: An interdisciplinary workshop

May 24 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop emerges from an AHRC-funded project led by Professor Adrian Bingham (Department of History) entitled ‘Everyday Politics, Ordinary Lives: Democratic Engagement in Britain 1918-1992’. The project investigates how British citizens understood politics and how they viewed its relationship to their lives, from the establishment of a near democracy in 1918 until the transformation of British political culture with the emergence of 24-hour news channels and the internet in the early 1990s. It focuses on the everyday political opinions, discussions…

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A disillusioned Democracy? Popular Attitudes to Politics in Britain since 1918

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Britain is widely perceived to face serious problems of political disengagement and disaffection, evident in a lack of confidence in governing institutions, low trust ratings for politicians and public officials, and the rejection of the European Union in the ‘Brexit’ vote. Much of the discussion of our contemporary situation is based on the assumptions that in the past citizens were more politically engaged, had clearer ideological positions, had greater respect for, and trust in, politicians, and received more reliable political…

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Symposium: Emotions in Irish History

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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    The symposium is free to attend, but please register via Eventbrite For more information please contact Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid  

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June 2018

Conference: Disability Histories: Local, Global and Colonial Stories

June 7 - June 8
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Back in 2001, the historian of American deafness Douglas Baynton argued that ‘Disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent in the histories we write' (Baynton, 2001, p. 52). Since then the history of disability has burgeoned with many important studies showing this not only to be a significant field but a vibrant one. But several key areas remain to be thoroughly interrogated. The historiography remains largely limited to America and western Europe, historians…

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Conference: Gendered Emotions in History

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
38 Mappin Street

GENDERED EMOTIONS IN HISTORY. JUNE 29 2018 The way in which emotions are ‘assigned’ gender in political, social and cultural historical contexts transcends chronological study, frequently imbuing public rhetoric and defining public and private expectations. Rarely, however, has this been the subject of public scrutiny to the extent that it is in the present day. This conference, taking place at the University of Sheffield seeks to draw parallels between the ‘gendering’ of emotions in these contexts, opening – and maintaining- dialogue between the…

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