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June 2014

Teacher Conference – Teaching History at A Level

June 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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History Teachers Conference

The Department of History warmly invites you to a conference for teachers of History at A Level. This unique opportunity will give you the chance to meet professors and lecturers from the University of Sheffield, to refresh your subject knowledge and to learn how we've developed our teaching in recent years. We are pleased to welcome the AQA Chair for A-Level History who will be speaking on the subject of 'The New A Level History'. You will receive a certificate…

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July 2015

Social networks 1450-1850: an interdisciplinary conference

July 16, 2015 @ 8:45 am - July 17, 2015 @ 5:40 pm
Jessop West Exhibition Space,
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield,
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Social Networks 1450-1850 brings together scholars from across the world and from a range of disciplines - including History, English, Archaeology, and Sociology - to discuss the nature of society in the early modern period: how did people connect to one another, to what ends, and with what results?

The two day programme features panels on exiles, trade and industry, knowledge and communication, religion, kinship, and cities.

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February 2016
Free

Workshop: ‘The Language of Authoritarian Regimes’

February 12, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 6:30 pm
Mappin Hall
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A day long workshop based at the Department of History, 'The Language of Authoritarian Regimes' will explore the creation, dissemination and reception of discourse in regimes commonly referred to as 'authoritarian'. More information will be forthcoming, but if you would like to attend, please register for free here so that we can get an idea of numbers. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with Hannah Parker (hparker2@sheffield.ac.uk) or Stephanie Wright (smwright1@sheffield.ac.uk).   Twitter: http://twitter.com/authlanguage Website: http://thelanguageofauthoritarianregimes.wordpress.com

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March 2016

Uppsala-Sheffield Early Modern Studies Workshop

March 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - March 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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On 10-11th March the Department will host a visit from staff and PG students from the History Department at Uppsala University, part of a developing relationship with colleagues at Uppsala. The main activity of the visit is a joint Uppsala-Sheffield Early Modern Studies Workshop, programme attached. We have an exciting group of papers from PG students, interspersed with presentations from staff (Caroline Pennock, Mike Braddick, Simon Middleton, Shearer West and Tim Shepherd from Music). On Thursday afternoon the workshop will take…

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Concepts of Community Conference

March 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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March 21st and 22nd 2016 at Humanities Research Institute, The University of Sheffield Concepts of community have long since been grappled with by scholars across departments and disciplines. Communities are not simply confined by physical walls, institutional allegiances or geographical proximity. The concept that often defines the proximate community, that of sharing common ideas and beliefs, can transcend studies of locality. Political, devotional, emotional or imagined communities, for example, are instilled and defined through words, images, ideals and practices. Social…

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April 2016

Conference: Religious Exemption and the State 400 – 1300

April 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - April 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Religious Exemption and the State 400 – 1300, Sheffield 14th to 16th April 2016 About the conference Throughout history, religious groups across the world have claimed exemption from their rulers’ demands, with a considerable degree of success. Such exemptions were prevalent in the pre-modern world, from Buddhist monks’ accumulation of tax-free lands to Latin clerics’ assertion of ‘benefit of clergy’ and Islamic charitable waqf. Although the particular forms of exemption varied according to religious practices and the nature of the political…

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May 2016

CONQUEST 950: A Celebration of the Anniversary of the Norman Conquest

May 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Friday 20 May, 2016 Conquest 950 is a day of informal talks by academics researching the Norman Conquest and its impact on the north of England. Everyone is welcome. Please attend whenever and whichever talks you please. Further information to come about rooms and times. The talks include: 6th Day Of 1066:  A Date with the Devil – Blame King Harold for the Norman Conquest. Ian McGill (Grapevine Magazine) Sheffield journalist Ian Macgill will explain that King Harold’s reign was bound to…

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Workshop: Cold War Cities

May 27, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
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More information coming soon

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September 2016
Free

Indigenous Languages and Cultures: Then and Now

September 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Undergraduate Indigenous Cultures Conference Poster

12 and 13 September, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, UK This two-day conference will bring together researchers with diverse interest sin indigenous cultures, languages and histories from a range disciplinary backgrounds with the aim of exploring research findings, concepts and methodologies. The conference is a collaborative initiative between scholars at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Universidad Autonóma de Zacatecas, Mexico. While this conference will build on existing links between scholars in Mexico, USA, Poland, Spain and the UK, we are…

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January 2017

Gendering Peace Conference

January 20 @ 9:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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About the Conference During and after the First World War, blueprints for peace and a non-violent reordering of society permeated all countries in Europe. They were political, artistic and practical responses to the experience of total war, based on a wide array of different political and religious values and motives. While many of these ideas and initiatives have been studied in some detail, the gendering of peace in Europe during and between the two world wars has not as yet…

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