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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.