Adam Reviewed

James Montgomery: A Life of Activism

Produced alongside Eclipse Theatre Company, funded by the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind, directed by Javaad Alippor, written and co-performed by Adam James Smith and starring David Judge, this 1 hour festival show told the inspirational story of James Montgomery’s life of activism.


“Adam achieved much in his ability to pull in and engage members of the public in the life and legacy of this Sheffield man. He reminded us of the culture of protest which characterised one of the city’s heroes and stands tall in the public memory of Sheffield in its streets, statues and buildings.”

Read the full review, written for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies by Dr Eleanor Bird.

Sheffield: Print, Protest and Poetry, 1790-1810

Directed by Dr Hamish Mathison and research and curated by Dr Adam James Smith this AHRC-funded Cultural Engagement Project housed at the University of  Sheffield produced print and digital anthologies of protest poetry printed in Sheffield’s eighteenth-century radical press.


“Hamish Mathison and Adam James Smith deserve to be commended for a realisation of this politically combustible moment in British history. The digital anthology does a good job of mediating the formal aspects of the Register and the Iris, taking this materiality as a starting point and guiding principle.”

Read the full review. written for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies by Dr Gerard Lee McKeever.