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An Introduction to Seventeenth-Century Recipe Books

Saturday 10 December 2022, 10.00AM to 1:00pm

Speaker(s): Emma Marshall BA MA and Grace Murray BA MA

In the seventeenth century, women regularly exchanged and wrote down recipes for food and medicine in manuscript recipe books. These were often kept and added to over generations, and have much to teach us about ingredients, social class, and the role of women in the 1600s. In this course, aimed at total beginners in palaeography, you will learn to read seventeenth-century handwriting by working with some surviving, digitised recipe books, and produce your own transcription of a real medical recipe.

Tutors: Emma Marshall BA MA and Grace Murray BA MA

Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 10 December 2022

Time: 10am-1pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £26 

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.


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