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Undergraduate Recipe Research Wins PSU Abington Prize

By Marissa Nicosia EMROC member Marissa Nicosia was recognized for her teaching and mentorship of undergraduate researchers with the 2018 Abington College Faculty Senate Outstanding Teaching Award. At the Abington College Undergraduate Research Activities...
From: emroc on 10 Jul 2018

Woman's Work(s): The Poetry of Louise Labé

In 1555, printer Jean de Tournes of Lyon published a small volume of poetry titled, simply enough, EVVRES (WORKS). This innocuous label belied the book’s audacity, for the collection—a proto-feminist dedicatory epistle, a lengthy dialogue...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 3 Jul 2018

“How to make a Mortres good to geue to those​ that be weake.”

As an English major with a passion for cooking, who has worked in restaurants for the past five years, studying this topic interested me instantaneously. I quickly joined Dr. Nicosia’s “What’s in a Recipe?” undergraduate research...
From: emroc on 1 May 2018

March 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 12, 1768).“TO BE SOLD, (For no Fault, but on Account of her breeding fast) A healthy likely Negroe Wench.” For several weeks in February and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2018

February 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (February 13, 1768).“TO BE SOLD … A healthy likely Negroe Wench.” The pages of colonial newspapers regularly featured black women, including...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Feb 2018

Operating a Renaissance Printing Press

Renaissance era printing presses required a team of skilled workers for operation. Each press was manned by two journeymen, aided by an apprentice. One journeyman would fit a forme of type set by the compositor into the press bed and ink the forme with...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 29 Jan 2018

Foalefoote: Defining Ingredients Contextually

Written by Tristan McGuin It is frequent when transcribing and analyzing older recipes that we come across a word that we do not readily recognize. Whether it be a word that is no longer used frequently, or a word that we know but appears to be used in...
From: emroc on 15 Jun 2017

A Right Royal Scandal:Two Marriages That Changed History

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce for our followers in the US that our latest book, A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History, has just been launched ‘across the pond’. We have added a link on the sidebar...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Mar 2017

Comedy and Humility, Dinner and “The Second Shepherd’s Play”

Completed barely a year before his death, Caravaggio’s 1609 Adorazione dei pastori (The Adoration of the Shepherds) is an important example of the brutal realism of his religious subjects that made the famed painter both innovative...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 19 Nov 2015

After 135 years: Sava Savanovic in English

Although so many pieces of vampire fiction have been compiled and published over the past decades, Serb author Milovan Glišić’s Posle devedest godina (After 90 years), originally published in 1880, has remained elusive to readers...
From: Magia Posthuma on 25 Oct 2015

Hunting for herbs: chasing migraine remedies across the centuries

Katherine Foxhall I was delighted to see Mrs Corlyon’s recipe book (Wellcome MS.213) as the subject of Jennifer Sherman Roberts’ recent post on this blog. Here, I am going to explore another of Mrs Corlyon’s recipes: A Gargas or Medecine...
From: The Recipes Project on 19 May 2015

Wigging Out: Mrs. Corlyon’s Method for Extracting Earwigs From The Ear

By Jennifer Sherman Roberts There is a remarkable passage in a sermon John Donne preached before the king in Whitehall in 1627. Donne reiterates the need for an openness to the word of God, to an ear that is receptive … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 12 May 2015

Sir Walter Ralegh and the vagaries of politics

Sir Walter Ralegh I’m writing this post on the day of the General Election, 7 May 2015, and by the time you read it most of the results will be in. All the indications are that there will be no clear winner, leading to another coalition government....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 May 2015


In a recent class session of my graduate seminar, “Thinking Green: Eco-Approaches to Texts,” my students and I transcribed and discussed at length the first recipe that appears in a manuscript book in the Wellcome Medical Library: MS 213, “A...
From: The Recipes Project on 9 Apr 2015

Hans Holbein and The Dance of Death

For centuries, the short, gray days of November, heralds of winter, have prompted Christians to remember and honor their beloved dead and to reflect upon their own inevitable end. The Middle Ages embodied this heightened awareness in visual depictions...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 31 Oct 2014

Mrs. Corlyon’s Pimple Cream: A Toxic Topical

By Jennifer Sherman Roberts Reading an early recipe book can be an emotional roller coaster. There’s disgust (“’Snail water’? With real snails? Eww”), delight (“’A pudding of pippins’? That’s like something out of The Hobbit!”), and...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Oct 2014

La Belle Cordière in Glass

Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this beautiful stained glass portrait of Louise Labé, the Lyonnaise poet whose Oeuvres appeared in 1555! The panel was created by Lucien Bégule, a nineteenth century painter of stained glass who became one of...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 23 Feb 2014

New Book: Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque

The long-awaited. It was an honor to be included, and I fully intend to read this one cover-to-cover! Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Transatlantic Exchange and Transformation, Evonne Levy and Kenneth Mills, eds (University of Texas Press, 2014). Introduction:...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 7 Jan 2014

A visit to Kisiljevo

Author James Lyon recently visited Kisiljevo in Serbia with ABC News in search of Peter Plogojowitz.
From: Magia Posthuma on 2 Nov 2013

Feuilleton on Fontainebleau

photo credit: Marilane Borges This week, channel France 2 is running a feature serial about the château of Fontainebleau. Today's installment focuses on the private apartments of Napoleon, although it includes a beautiful segment shot in the galérie...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 9 Sep 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.