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June 2018

[CANCELLED] From Luther to Amazon: the Reformation and the International Book Trade

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Library, Carpenter Room, Surrey Street
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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‘La grât danse macabre’, Mathias Huss (1499) WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. Those who have booked to attend should receive automatic notification via EventBrite. Bookselling changed during the period of the Reformation from a small, artisanal, and mainly bespoke trade to a mechanised international market. How did these changes take place? What was their impact? Who were the key players? And, how did they set the stage for the development of contemporary publishing?…

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September 2018

Talk About Change

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spiegeltent, Barkers Pool
Sheffield, S1 2HB
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Sheffield-based social enterprise Our Mel is dedicated to exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today. The AHRC-funded Linguistic DNA project has spent three years studying changing meanings in early modern texts. This one-off spoken word event represents the culmination of creative dialogue between Our Mel founder Annalisa Toccara, writer Désirée Reynolds, and Linguistic DNA researchers Iona Hine and Seth Mehl, building on the vision of 500 Reformations -- "exploring…

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