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April 2018

Stuart Carroll (York) ‘‘The Experience of Enmity in Early Modern Europe’

April 17 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

You are warmly invited to our department seminar: Stuart Carroll (York)  ‘The Experience of Enmity in Early Modern Europe’ Tuesday 17 April 16:15 in Jessop West G:03 All welcome!

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Transmission of Ideas Department Hub

April 24 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

You are warmly invited to: Transmission of Ideas Department Hub: ‘The Transmission of Ideas of Citizenship and Democracy in Ireland’ featuring Eliza Hartrich and Colin Reid (Sheffield) Tuesday 24 April 16:15 in Jessop West G:03 All welcome

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May 2018

Tim McMahon (Marquette) ‘Modernization, Legitimacy, and Conceiving the National Community: The Irish Borderland in the 1920s’

May 1 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

You are warmly invited to our department seminar: Tim McMahon (Marquette) ‘‘Modernization, Legitimacy, and Conceiving the National Community: The Irish Borderland in the 1920s’ Tuesday 1 May 16:15 in Jessop West G:03 All welcome!

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Political Engagement Department Hub

May 8 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Jessop West G:03

Welcome to our first Political Engagement Department Hub featuring:   Mary Vincent: ‘Vandalism: political engagement in non-political acts’   Adrian Bingham: '‘The last milestone on the long and historic journey to full adult suffrage’? The lowering of the voting age in Britain, 1959-70'   Tuesday 8 May 16:15 Jessop West room G:03 All welcome!

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

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Various

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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Everyday Politics, Ordinary Lives: Democratic Engagement in Britain since 1918: An interdisciplinary workshop

May 24 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop emerges from an AHRC-funded project led by Professor Adrian Bingham (Department of History) entitled ‘Everyday Politics, Ordinary Lives: Democratic Engagement in Britain 1918-1992’. The project investigates how British citizens understood politics and how they viewed its relationship to their lives, from the establishment of a near democracy in 1918 until the transformation of British political culture with the emergence of 24-hour news channels and the internet in the early 1990s. It focuses on the everyday political opinions, discussions…

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A disillusioned Democracy? Popular Attitudes to Politics in Britain since 1918

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Britain is widely perceived to face serious problems of political disengagement and disaffection, evident in a lack of confidence in governing institutions, low trust ratings for politicians and public officials, and the rejection of the European Union in the ‘Brexit’ vote. Much of the discussion of our contemporary situation is based on the assumptions that in the past citizens were more politically engaged, had clearer ideological positions, had greater respect for, and trust in, politicians, and received more reliable political…

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Symposium: Emotions in Irish History

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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    The symposium is free to attend, but please register via Eventbrite For more information please contact Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid  

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June 2018

Conference: Disability Histories: Local, Global and Colonial Stories

June 7 - June 8
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Back in 2001, the historian of American deafness Douglas Baynton argued that ‘Disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent in the histories we write' (Baynton, 2001, p. 52). Since then the history of disability has burgeoned with many important studies showing this not only to be a significant field but a vibrant one. But several key areas remain to be thoroughly interrogated. The historiography remains largely limited to America and western Europe, historians…

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