“Revealing Recipes” Workshop Video

The 2021 “Revealing Recipes: Top Tips from Early Modern Women” workshop is now available as an online video. Hosted by the Wellcome Collection, the event kicked off EMROC’s transcribathon, and it offers fantastic background on the manuscripts, transcription, and digitization. If you missed the event, or want to share an introduction to transcription, this is a fantastic source.

Here’s what you can see discussed: 


  • 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)​
  • Household medicinal recipes (Anne Stobart, University of Exeter)​
  • BREAK​
  • Digitizing the recipe books (Christy Henshaw, Digital Production Manager, Wellcome Collection)​
  • Conserving recipe books (Elizabeth Fagg-Shuttlewood , Conservator, Wellcome Collection)​
  • EMROC and transcribing as a teaching resource (Jennifer Munroe, Professor of English, University of North Carolina and co-founder of EMROC)​
  • Q&A​ (all panellists including Pamela Forde, Head of Archives at the Royal College of Physicians, London)