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Conference: Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, April 2017

In “The Phenomenology of Digital Transcription,” EMROC Member Margaret Simon reflected on pedagogical uses of EMROC texts and Dromio in the classroom. Hillary Nunn’s paper, “Considering Water in Five Recipe Manuscripts,” made use of the new search capabilities that EMROC transcriptions to examine the peculiarities associated with “plain” water in the early modern household. EMROC member Member Marissa Nicosia (Penn State Abington) and Transcriber Katie Walker (University of North Carolina) presented on their work with early modern recipes as well.

Phyllis Rackin Lecture, University of Pennsylvania

Rebecca Laroche gave a talk, “Tending the Fire: Shakespeare, Women, and Ecofeminism,” part of which expanded on research on language around fires, made possible through the transcribathon earlier in the month, November 30, 2016.

Second Annual Transcribathon, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, November 2016

The EMROC Steering Committee hosted a day-long transcription marathon devoted to Lady Grace Castleton’s recipe book.

Conference: Manuscript Cookbooks, Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University, May 2016

Jennifer Munroe and Hillary Nunn, along with Heather Wolfe of the Folger Shakespeare Library, present on the topic, Digital Humanities: The Dromio Project and EMROC. Video available at https://vimeopro.com/nyutv/fales-food/video/182614143

Conference: Renaissance Society of America, Boston, April 2016
EMROC participated in a roundtable showcasing the collaborations and conversations that comprise the ecosystem of the Folger Library’s recent digital initiatives. Panelists discussed how the conversations that emerge around early modern digital work foster advanced research goals and shape the kinds of questions that are asked. Issues discussed included shared infrastructure and its development, as well as sustainability. Representatives from JSTOR/Ithaka, Digital Renaissance Editions, the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective, and others presented.

Conference: Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, March 2016
Hillary Nunn and Jennifer Munroe talked with conference-goers about the project’s principles and pedagogical uses.

Conference: Modern Language Association, Austin Texas, January 2016
EMROC was part of a a roundtable discussion on “The Myth of Post-canonicity: Early Modern Women Writers.” Rebecca Laroche talked about the implications of the “digital turn” and the example of EMROC.

Media: The BBC films at our October 2015 Transcribathon
As transcribers around the world made their way through the Winche manuscript, the BBC filed this report on how the recipes work in today’s kitchens: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35011121

Conference: Attending to Early Modern Women, June 2015
Rebecca Laroche and Jen Munroe led a workshop entitled “Teaching Early Modern Recipes in the Digital Age.” For a detailed description of the seminar, see http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/pdf/30.Early-Modern-Recipes.pdf. For the full program, click here: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/program.cfm

Conference: Women’s History in the Digital World, May 2015
Rebecca Laroche and Hillary Nunn highlighted EMROC’s crowdsourcing efforts at Bryn Mawr in May of 2015. For more on their papers, click here: http://repository.brynmawr.edu/do/search/?q=laroche&start=0&context=3363912

Rebecca Laroche, “Crowdsourcing and Pedagogy”

Hillary Nunn, “Using the Methods of our Manuscripts: Shaping the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective”

Lecture: 2015 George Washington University, January 2015.
Rebecca Laroche was invited to present on the Collective’s mission: “What Recipes Can Tell Us: Collaboration, Close Reading, and Macro-Analysis.”

Conference: Pride and Prejudices: Women’s Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century, July 2013
At the Chawton House Library, Rebecca Laroche presented “Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC)” as part of a panel entitled New Directions in Digital Humanities I: Creators and Users.

Exhibit: Beyond Home Remedy: Women, Medicine, and Science, January-May 2011
This exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library, curated by Rebecca Laroche and Georgianna Ziegler, explored women’s roles in early modern medicine through the records they left in recipe books, their ownership marks in books by male authorities, and other evidences of their labors as caregivers and healers. For more details, click here.

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