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May 2014

SCEMS Visiting Speaker Lecture: Professor Andrew Hadfield

May 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Visiting Speaker Lecture: Thursday, May 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm Humanities Research Institute, Gell St., Sheffield "A Red Herring" This talk will explore the significance of a strange herring caught off the coast of Norway in 1587, the pamphlets that the fish inspired and the ways in which the discovery contributed to late Elizabethan popular culture. Prof. Hadfield will also talk about the English fishing industry and its significance in the period, and the representation of herring in Nashe's Lenten Stuffe (1599).   The lecture…

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Stories of Activism: City Activist Walk

May 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speakers: Dr Adrian Bingham, History Department, River Wolton Date: 17 May, 1-3pm or 22 May, 6-8pm Venue: Starting Point: Fargate entrance to Orchard Square Tickets: Free, please register at http://cityactivistwalks.eventbrite.co.uk Sheffield has a rich and vibrant history of activism. Over the past few years, the Stories of Activism in Sheffield, 1960-present project has been conducting interviews with activists from around the city. The city centre and its immediate surrounding areas are an important part of their stories. Join poet River Wolton and others as we trace…

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SCEMS Visiting Speaker Masterclass: Professor Andrew Hadfield

May 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Visiting Speaker Masterclass: Friday, May 23rd, 10am-12pm Humanities Research Institute, Gell St., Sheffield "Why Does Biography Matter?" Prof. Hadfield will discuss his own work as a 'skeptical biographer', with particular reference to his recent biography of Spenser.  This should be a lively discussion and attendance will be capped at twenty, so emailg.schwartzleeper@sheffield.ac.uk to sign up and make certain you have a place. Please feel free to email with any questions, and do circulate to interested students, colleagues, and friends.  We're very…

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Faith and Fear in Philadelphia: Writing Music, Writing History

May 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Library Theatre,
Central Library, Tudor Square
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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Building on the collaboration between the critically-acclaimed Americana band The Payroll Union and the Sheffield History Department, this event brings together historians and musicians to consider how we tell stories about the past. Andrew Heath (Dept. of History) and Pete David will be joined by musicians to talk about how they’ve used research to develop their art. The panel talk and Q&A will be followed by a full performance of the Faith and Fear in Philadelphia project, including a set of new material from The Payroll Union, a creative interpretation of direct primary sources from the period, and more!

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June 2014

Greek and Roman Cities

June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Greco-Roman world was one of cities, many of which still shape the landscape of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East today. Yet the ancient city was not only a distinct architectural form, but also the centre of ancient people’s lives. Greek and Roman cities were arenas for politics and displays of power and status, venues for culture and entertainment and the backdrop for daily life, worship and death. Ancient ideas and politics, such as monarchy or democracy, developed…

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July 2014

Stories of Activism: City Activist Walk

July 2, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stories of Activism, a city-wide project run by the Department of History which works with activists to collect and record their stories, is holding another City Activist Walk on 2 July at 5.30pm from the Fargate entrance of Orchard Square and invites you to come along. The project has been working with poet River Wolton to devise and perform the walk, in and around Sheffield city centre using the collected stories to traces the city’s activist past and present through…

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October 2014

Off the Shelf Festival: London Lives: Poverty, Crime & the Making of a Modern City, 1690-1800 with Professor Robert Shoemaker

October 8, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Millennium Gallery
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A fascinating look at the experiences of thieves, paupers, prostitutes, rioters and highwaymen in eighteenth century London with Professor Robert Shoemaker. Part of Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2014 When: Wednesday 8 October 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm Where: Millennium Gallery Price: £6 (£5 concessions) How to book: Tickets are available online at the link below, on 0114 223 3777, or in person from the Sheffield City Hall Box Office

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December 2014

Women & Communism Workshop

December 3, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Open to staff, MA and PGR students Wednesday 3rd December 2014 14:30-17:30 Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Seminar Room A joint project between the History Department and SLC, 'Women and Communism' will be a workshop of six short, informal papers on the historical role of women in the political far left. Topics will include women in the Soviet Union, women responding to Fascism, and women and Communism in Turkic cultures. Refreshments will be provided. Please find a full programme for the…

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May 2015
Free

Centre for History of the City Launch Event

May 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute,
34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Centre for the History of the City Launch Event If you'd like to come along - even if it's just for a single session - or if you're interested in becoming involved with the Centre, please drop Andrew Heath (a.d.heath@sheffield.ac.uk) an email 9.00-9.30 Coffee 9.30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions 10-11.20 Approaching the Urban Past: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (chair: Simon Loseby) Hannah Probert (Dept. of History), GIS and Historical Research Phil Withington (Dept. of History), ‘Urbanization and Early Modern English Society’ Tom Goodfellow…

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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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