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Join us for Talks during the March 4 Transcribathon

 

Have questions about early modern recipes? Want some background on the manuscripts as you transcribe with us at the Revealing Recipes Transcribathon on March 4?

Join EMROC, the Royal College for Physiciants for some quick background talks on Transcribathon Day, 10am to noon ET (3-5 pm GMT). 

Find out about the history and context of recipe books from a range of experts.Archivists, conservators and digital staff will reflect on the recipe book collection at Wellcome. Herbal Historian, Anne Stobart (University of Exeter) will discuss the interpretation of recipes in relation to early modern household medicine. Professor Jennifer Munroe (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) from EMROC will provide an introduction to the work of EMROC and the benefits of transcribing as a teaching resource. There will also be a chance to put questions to the expert panel which includes Pamela Forde, Archive Manager at the Royal College of Physicians.

The program:

  • Introduction: Julia Nurse (Research Development Specialist, Wellcome Collection)
  • EMROC and transcribing as a teaching resource (Jennifer Munroe, Professor of English, University of North Carolina and co-founder of EMROC)
  • The Wellcome recipe collection (Richard Aspin, former Head of Special Collections at Wellcome Collection)
  • The power of remedy books for the modern reader (Helen Wakely, Inclusive Collections Lead, Wellcome Collection)
  • Digitizing the recipe books (Christy Henshaw, Digital Production Manager, Wellcome Collection)
  • Household medicinal recipes (Anne Stobart, University of Exeter)
  • Conserving recipe books (Elizabeth Fagg-Shuttlewood , Conservator, Wellcome Collection)
  • Q&A

Please note this event will be recorded and will be made available after the event via the EMROC website. To participate, please book your virtual seat here to receive a link to the live session that will take place online via the Bluejeans platform. Notification of the live event will be sent via your booking through Eventbrite.

 

Transcribathon 2021: Revealing Recipes

4 March 2021
Revealing Recipes: Top Tips from Early Modern Women:

Lady Sedley’s from the RCP and Lady Ayscough’s from the Wellcome Collection

Image of a poster. It reads: Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC), Wellcome Collection and Royal College of Physicians invite you to their joint spring transcribnathon: Revealing Recipes--Top Tips from Early Modern Women. March 4, 2021. 1PM-9PM GMT. 8AM-4PM EST. 5AM - 1 PM PST. Online and Worldwide. Join us for a one-day manuscript adventure making two fabulous 17th century medical recipe books searchable for users around the globe. No experience necessary, and all from the comfort of your own home!

Please join the Early Modern Recipe Online Collective (EMROC), Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Wellcome Collection for a one-day manuscript adventure on March 4, from 1PM to 9 PM GMT. This worldwide event offers a chance to help make two medical recipe books searchable for users around the globe. 

We’ll be transcribing two fabulous 17th century medical recipe books: Lady Sedley’s from the RCP and Lady Ayscough’s from the Wellcome Collection. Drop in, or stay all day! 

For more, see our ever-expanding Revealing Recipes project page

Transcribers will be working around the globe.  Participants will virtually meet scholars from around the world and emerge from the day with a line for their CV—all from their own home, classroom, or office! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we’ll walk you through the coding and offer pointers on the handwriting.

Interested in joining our Transcribathon virtually? Contact Lisa Smith, at lisa.smith@essex.ac.uk or @historybeagle, or jump in on the day.