EMSJ to mark EMROC’s tenth year

EMROC is nearing the decade mark, and we want to mark the occasion!

We are pleased to announce that Early Modern Studies Journal will be publishing a special issue entitled “Celebrating Ten Years of the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective.” We hope that you’ll consider submitting work to commemorate EMROC’s first decade of bringing together scholars, students and the general public in the preservation, transcription and analysis of recipes written in English from circa 1550-1800.

The issue will contain essays that demonstrate the work that EMROC’s efforts transcribing recipes have enabled. 

We imagine two different types of essays in this issue:

  • A core of 5-6 scholarly essays, 7,000-10,000 words and peer reviewed, that call upon EMROC for their materials or their inspiration. Such works might illustrate analysis of recipes or recipe collections, early modern medicine and/or cookery, transcription as pedagogy, or digital humanities approaches to recipe texts. 
  • A selection of shorter essays, 1,000-2,000 words and not peer reviewed, that comment upon EMROC’s presence in the field. These essays might comment on the impact of EMROC events, recount experiences collaborating on recipe work, or outline contributions to EMROC’s efforts.

The journal, housed at http://www.uta.edu/english/emsjournal/, uses a double-blind peer review process, so this publication should meet tenure and promotion requirements (for the scholarly articles). The digital nature of the journal allows easy integration of online sources and innovative presentations of our work. Essays can link to online repositories (of manuscript texts and images, as well as other open access online works) as well as to sources like blogs and videos. As a result, our journal issue can offer a rare chance to present innovative media presentations to peer reviewers in the recipe field. 

Completed projects are due by December 15, 2021. For more details, please see the attached Call for Papers.


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