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June 2014

Greek and Roman Cities

June 23, 2014 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

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

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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Free

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

Workshop: ‘The Language of Authoritarian Regimes’

February 12, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 6:30 pm
Mappin Hall
Free

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

Suffragette Film Screening and Historical Panel

March 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union + Google Map

"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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