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March 2016

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

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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Free

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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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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Free

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

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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Free

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 + Google Map

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, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 21, 2017 @ 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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May 2018

‘1968: A Global Revolt 50 Years on’ CoMo events (14-17 May)

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
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Sheffield's Centre for Contemporary and Modern History (CoMo) will be hosting a series of events to commemorate the upheavals of the year 1968 around the world. All interested staff and students are invited to attend Free entry - booking not required

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Symposium: Suicide, Society and Crisis

May 18 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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A Symposium funded by the Wellcome Trust (Seed Award) Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, 18-19 May 2018 Globally and at many times in history, instances and rates of suicide have been hugely symbolic resources for making statements about society. The key goal of this symposium is to investigate the links between suicide and socio-political crisis, at macro and micro levels. We seek to test psychological, psychiatric, sociological and historical theories about how dramatic socio-political change is internalised by individuals.…

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