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May 2018

Luther as Philosopher

May 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free

The 1st workshop of the White Rose Consortium project Luther as philosopher. This project considers Martin Luther and his influence from a philosophical perspective. While Luther has been widely studied by theologians and historians, he has been largely ignored by philosophers who work on the history of ideas. However, many of his central positions have significant philosophical implications and are often defended in terms that are not just theological. As historians of philosophy have not generally engaged with Luther’s work, they…

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Was the Reformation the First Brexit?

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Central Library, Carpenter Room, Surrey Street
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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In this illustrated lunchtime talk, Professor Anthony Milton explores the impact of the Reformation and how far we can make any meaningful parallels between the two events.

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What did the Reformation do for Women?

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Central Library, Carpenter Room, Surrey Street
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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In this lunchtime talk, Dr Sasha Garwood explores the impact of the Reformation on how women thought about themselves and their bodies.

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Is the Reformation to blame for modern anxieties?

May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Central Library, Carpenter Room, Surrey Street
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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Catherine Evans explores how the modern obsession with constant productivity started in the 16th century, and how it's been making us anxious for the last 400 years.

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June 2018

What did the Reformation do for Shakespeare?

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ecclesall Library, 20 Ecclesall Road
Sheffield, S11 9PL United Kingdom
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In this afternoon talk, Dr Tom Rutter examines the impact of the Reformation on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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What did the Reformation ever do for addiction?

The Origins of Addiction: New Words in the English Reformation

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Central Library, Carpenter Room, Surrey Street
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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Jose Murgatroyd Cree  explores the new vocabulary of the English reformation, focusing particularly on addiction.

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Bradbourne Church, with logos of Bishops House and 500 Reformations

Reforming Bradbourne? The Impact of the Reformation in the Peak District

June 18 @ 7:30 pm
Bishops’ House, Meersbrook Park, near Lees Hall Avenue
Sheffield, S8 9NA United Kingdom

University archaeologist John Moreland shares his attempt to reconstruct the progress of Reformation in the Peak District village of Bradbourne, using material evidence including an Anglo-Saxon cross. Hosted by the Friends of Bishops' House.

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