Postponed – Nuala Zahedieh (Edinburgh) ‘Eric Williams and William Forbes. Colonies, Copper and a Scottish Country House’

Due to strike action we regret that this department seminar is now postponed until further notice.
 
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
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Nuala Zahedieh (Edinburgh)
‘Eric Williams and William Forbes. Colonies, Copper and a Scottish Country House’

Tuesday 13 March
16:15 in Jessop West G:03
All welcome!

Postponed – Julia McClure (Glasgow) ‘Poverty and Charity in the Making of the Spanish Empire’

Due to strike action we regret that this department seminar is now postponed until further notice.
 
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
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Julia McClure (Glasgow)
‘Poverty and Charity in the Making of the Spanish Empire’

Tuesday 6 March
16:15 in The Diamond Workroom 1 (not G:03 as normal)
All welcome!

Cancelled – Micheal O’Siochru (Trinity College Dublin) ‘Rebuilding the past: The transformation of Early Modern Irish history’

Due to strike action we regret that this department seminar is now cancelled.
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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You are warmly invited to our department seminar:

Micheal O’Siochru (Trinity College Dublin)
‘Rebuilding the past: The transformation of Early Modern Irish history’

Tuesday 27 February
16:15 in Jessop West, G:03
All welcome!

MARCUS Events: Spring 2018

The Medieval and Ancient Research Centre at the University of Sheffield (MARCUS) brings together a concentration of research and teaching expertise that is unique within the UK. Ranging from archaic Greece to Renaissance Europe, MARCUS represents an array of disciplines, from history to biblical studies, from philosophy to languages, and from archaeology to music. What holds us together is the belief that the social structures, cultural expressions and individual experiences of this period are at the foundation of the world we live in today. MARCUS co-ordinates a regular seminar series and organises other events, both for specialists and for the interested public. You can follow MARCUS on Twitter: @MedAndAncient

To find details of MARCUS events running in the Spring semester of 2018 please click here

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Professor Adrian Bingham wins Royal Historical Society Public History Prize

The impact of collaborative research by three historians at the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, and Edinburgh has been recognised by the Royal Historical Society at its Public History Prize awards 2018. The team –   Professor Adrian Bingham (Sheffield), Dr Lucy Delap (Cambridge), and Professor Louise Jackson (Edinburgh) – were the winners of the Public Debate and Policy category, for their work in promoting deeper understanding of experiences of child sexual abuse and responses to it in England and Wales between 1918 and 1990. Initial research (funded by the ESRC) analysed newspaper reporting, legal contexts and social work practices.  The team have given talks for non-academic groups, published briefing papers, and undertaken consultancy and media work, and their work has been used in relation to official inquiries.

Their work has been assisted by History & Policy, a national partnership that brings together historians, journalists and policy makers.

More information about the team project and links to History & Policy Briefing Papers can be found here:

http://www.historyandpolicy.org/projects/project/historical-child-sex-abuse

More information about the Royal Historical Society Public History Prize awards can be found here:

http://royalhistsoc.org/prizes/public-history-prize/

https://royalhistsoc.org/public-history-prize-2018-winners/