This network seeks to foster dialogue between scholars from different disciplines working on different aspects of the Cold War. The Centre's aim is to act as a clearing house of information and as a facilitator for discussion across the traditional disciplinary and geopgraphical boundaries, thus improving the quality of interdisciplinary and transnational discussions about the cultures of the Cold War.
The Centre serves as a hub for research that seeks to understand the history and practice of democracy. The distinctiveness of the Centre's programme of research stems from its focus on questions of political engagement, mobilisation, and participation. It addresses this topic of compelling historical and contemporary significance through a program of interdisciplinary and transnational research, and in collaboration with a wide range of institutional partners, both academic and non-academic.
The Study of Genocide and Mass Violence was founded in July 2007 building on both the long tradition and current strength of Genocide Studies in History and cognate Departments at the University of Sheffield. Based around the offices of the Journal of Genocide Research and the International Network of Genocide Scholars, this unique institution in the UK and beyond is devoted to the study of all aspects of mass violence in history and at the present time.
The Centre was formed in Autumn 2009 to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research on journalism and history. It's aim is to use seminars, research projects and publishing ventures to set up dialogues about using journalism both as a source for understanding the past, and for clarifying ideas about the public sphere, language and discourse. It is particularly interested in developing robust methodologies for exploiting digital archives of journalism content.
The Eighteenth-Century Studies Group is an interdisciplinary group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines across the University of Sheffield. Together it covers the long eighteenth century - from c.1650 to 1850 - with particular strengths in British, American and European history. Staff are drawn from English Literature and Language, French, Hispanic Studies, History, Landscape, Russian and Music.
This network seeks to establish the extent to which the making of modern Southern Africa is more usefully seen as part of late nineteenth century globalisation in its many ramifications, rather than as merely a case study of African-regional or primarily British imperial history.
SCEMS brings together scholars of the three ‘long’ centuries which make up the early modern: the long sixteenth century, the long seventeenth century, and the long eighteenth century. This makes for a remarkable concentration of expertise and inter-disciplinary work. It also begs fundamental questions with which all early modernists must wrestle, about change, continuity, and periodization.
The Centre for Peace History at The University of Sheffield aims to advance our understanding of the historically contingent ways in which people have thought about and, quite literally, made peace. The Centre is a unique institution, not only in the UK, but also in Europe and the wider world. It is devoted to the inter-disciplinary study of practices, representations and reflections of peace and peaceful conflict resolution.
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, this international network is based at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Culture (CSDC), University of Sheffield. Over the next three years (2010-2013), the network will foster interdisciplinary collaborations and research. Network partners in France and South Africa will work with the CSDC on several workshop meetings that will bring together academic and non-academic contributors. It's core aim is to demonstrate how historical and comparative perspectives on political engagement can address an issue of pressing contemporary concern: the limitations and frailties of democracy.
African studies in Yorkshire has a proud tradition and a vibrant present. Africanists in Yorkshire's universities are carrying out an exciting range of world-class research in a wide range of disciplines. However, there is currently little coordination between these activities and no place to share ideas and activities and develop research agendas. The Yorkshire African Studies Network (YASN) aims to address this gap. The Network will provide a base for the exchange of ideas and experiences, the organisation of seminars and conferences, and potentially provide the basis of funding bids.