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Announcement: Updating Recipes for the “First Chefs” Exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library

2 January 2019

This summer I tested recipes for braised beef, hot chocolate, marmalade, and seed cake in my sweltering Philadelphia kitchen. I was developing updated recipes for the First Chefs exhibition...

Undergraduate Recipe Research

12 July 2018

I wrote about working with undergraduate students on research for the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective blog. 

Bibliography Among the Disciplines

16 October 2017

This weekend I had the pleasure of convening the final plenary at the Rare Book School-sponsored Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference in Philadelphia with András...

What does the history play mean in 2017?

11 January 2017

“What does the history play mean now? What are the politics and possible stakes of staging, writing, and conducting research on history plays in 2017?” Phyllis Rackin asked...