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March 2016

Suffragette Film Screening and Historical Panel

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Nelson Mandela Auditorium,
Sheffield Students' Union
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"The Time is Now" The University of Sheffield History Society and Women's Committee invites you to their International Women's Day Event screening and panel discussion of the 2015 SUFFRAGETTE film. The panel will be chaired by Dr. Julie Gottlieb featuring Prof. Laura Schwartz, Prof. Krista Cowman, Dr. Jessica Meyer, Dr. Jennifer Davey and Dr. Alison Twells. The panel discussion will start at 17.00 with a break for refreshments before the film starts at 19.30. Film Unit are facilitating the showing…

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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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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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Free

The Battle of Cable Street 80 Years On

September 29, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Julie Gottlieb Cable Street Conference Sept 2016

We welcome a panel of experts to illuminate the events of the day and its meaning and memory: Prof. Tom Buchanan, Prof. Nigel Copsey, Dr Julie Gottlieb, Prof. Anne Kershen, Dr Daniel Lee, Prof. Mary Vincent, filmmaker Yoav Segal & researcher Liam Liburd. There will be an exhibition in Jessop West on 'The Battle of Cable Street in the University in Sheffield's Special Collections and Archives', displaying material hat illustrates the deep significance of the day's events from multiple perspectives - the working -class, he Jewish community,…

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October 2016
Free

Vera Mackie (Wollongong): ‘The Grandmothers: Memory, Affect and Transnational Activism’

October 24, 2016 @ 5:15 am - 6:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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The School of East Asian Studies and The Department of History Research Seminar: Monday 24 October 5:15 in the HRI Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong 'The Grandmothers: Memory, Affect and Transnational Activism'   On December 14 2010 a statue was erected in central Seoul, opposite the Embassy of Japan. The statue depicts a young woman in bobbed hair and Korean ethnic dress seated on a chair, facing the Embassy, with an empty chair beside her. On the platform beside the…

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November 2016

Erika Dyck: ‘Tripping through the Doors of Perception? Psychedelic lessons from the past’

November 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Council Room – Firth Hall,
The University of Sheffield
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Medical Humanities Sheffield (MHS) and the Intoxicants Project are very pleased to invite you to the following research seminar: Tripping through the Doors of Perception? Psychedelic lessons from the past Professor Erika Dyck, Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan Abstract: Psychedelics fell from medical grace nearly half a century ago, but recent activity suggests that some researchers have ‘high hopes’ for their return. Over sixty years ago Albert Hofmann at Sandoz Pharmaceutical Laboratories…

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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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