Gender and Antisemitism

A one-day workshop at the University of Sheffield on the theme of gender and antisemitism.

This workshop brings together a number of scholars from France and the UK to discuss this important and timely topic.

The workshop features papers and discussions on subjects as diverse as antisemitism in cinema, antisemitism and LGBT+ history, and the gendered constructions of antisemitism in extremist political movements.

The full programme for the workshop can be found here.

Please register for the conference (spaces are limited) here.

Intoxicating Spaces: The Impact of New Intoxicants on Public Spaces, Consumption and Sociability in North Western Europe, c. 1600 – c. 1850

Professor Phil Withington from the University of Sheffield is leading a project set to reveal how Europe ‘took to soft drugs’ between the 16th and 19th centuries as part of a major new comparative research project funded by the Humanities European Research Area (HERA).

Leading researchers based at Oldenburg, Sheffield, Stockholm and Utrecht will examine how tobacco, tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar and opium were first introduced and consumed by people in European cities in the 17th century and how they have become such a common part of people’s diet and lifestyle.

Findings from the project will shine new light on the politics of consumption, the ethics of taste, and the complicated ways in which we think about intoxicants and addictive substances today.

Focusing on four European cities – Amsterdam, Hamburg, London and Stockholm – the study will recover how ‘new’ intoxicants were first sold in traditional public spaces, such as apothecaries and grocery shops, and how their sale and consumption transformed public behaviours and practices

How these ‘new intoxicants’ created new public spaces, such as the coffeehouse, and the impact these had on society and politics will also be studied.

The research will be led by Professor Phil Withington from the University’s Department of History in collaboration with historians from universities in Germany (Prof. Dr. Dagmar Freist, Oldenburg), the Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Toine Pieters, Utrecht), and Sweden (Prof. Dr. Leos Müller, Stockholm).

Read the full article.

Valentina Arena (University College London) ‘Republican Liberty and the Notion of Economic Independence in the First Century BC: Livy and the Issue of Debt-Bondage’

You are warmly invited to our department seminar:

Dr Valentina Arena (University College London)
‘Republican Liberty and the Notion of Economic Independence in the First Century BC: Livy and the Issue of Debt-Bondage’

Tuesday 2nd April

16.15 in Jessop West G:03

All welcome!

Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick) ‘Merchants Crossing: Mobility, Material Culture and Global Micro-History in Late Imperial China’

You are warmly invited to our department seminar:

Professor Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick)
‘Merchants Crossing: Mobility, Material Culture and Global Micro-History in Late Imperial China’

Tuesday 26th March

16.15 in Jessop West G:03

All welcome!

Eleanor Robson (University College London): ‘What is local history in the Middle East today? Some answers from the Nahrein Network’

You are warmly invited to our department seminar:

Professor Eleanor Robson (University College London):
‘What is local history in the Middle East today? Some answers from the Nahrein Network’

Tuesday 26th February 2019

16.15 in Jessop West G:03

All welcome!