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Conference Schedule

Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800



Friday, 8 August

9:30-10:30: Registration and Tea/Coffee in Social Studies Building Foyer

10:30-10:45: Welcome from Organisers in Social Studies Room 0.21

(NB: All panels and keynotes will take place in this room.)

Michelle DiMeo (University of Warwick) and Sara Pennell (Roehampton University)

10:45-11:30: Keynote: Janet Theophano (University of Pennsylvania) :

Talking with Texts: A Folklorist’s Encounter with Culinary Manuscripts and Cookbooks

NB: Janet Theophano will no longer be attending the conference, but her paper will be read by Sara Pennell.

11:35-1:05: Panel 1: New Approaches to Reading Recipe Books

Chair: Sara Pennell (Roehampton University)

Annie Gray (University of York) : ‘A Practical Art’: Material Culture and Cookbooks, an Archaeological Perspective

Llio Teleri Lloyd-Jones (Independent Scholar) : The Order of Things: Knowledge and the Culinary Text

Stephanie R. Maroney (Arizona State University) : Constructing Curry: England’s Colonial Encounters in Eighteenth-Century Cookbooks

1:05-2:00: Lunch in Rootes Building

2:00-3:00: Keynote: Margaret Ezell (Texas A&M University) :

1675: Cooking the Books

3:00-3:30: Coffee Break in Social Studies Foyer

3:30-5:00: Panel 2: Early Modern Women and Recipe Books

Chair: Elizabeth Clarke (University of Warwick)

Jayne Archer (Aberystwyth University) : The Quintessence of Wit: Poems and Receipts in Early Modern Women’s Writing

Rebecca Laroche (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) : Selections from Gerard: Women’s Remedy Books and the Question of Audience

Sara Mueller (Wilfred Laurier University) : Banquet and Anti-Banquet: The Witches of Lancashire and Women’s Banqueting Practice

5:00-5:45: Cocktail Reception in Social Studies Foyer

5:45-6:30: Roundtable with Publishers: Editing Recipe Books for Modern Audiences

(in Social Studies Foyer)

8:00: Conference Dinner in Sutherland Suite (located on first floor of Rootes building)

Saturday, 9 August

9:30-10:30: Keynote : Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins University) :

To See the World in a Grain of Sand...or A Single Recipe

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break in Social Studies Foyer

11:00-12:30: Panel 3 : Medicine and Society

Chair: Elaine Leong (University of Warwick)

Lesley Coates (Independent Scholar) : Medical and Cultural Representations of Healing in English Recipe Books of the Eighteenth Century

Anne Stobart (Middlesex University) : ‘Lett her refrain from all hott spices’: Advice on Diet and Remedies in the Treatment of the King’s Evil in Early Modern South West England

Alun Withey (Swansea University) : Cymru Collections: The Importance of Domestic Remedy Collections as Sources for Welsh Medical History

12:30-1:20: Lunch in Rootes Building

1:20-2:20: Keynote : Gilly Lehmann (formerly of Université de Franche-Comté) :

Reading and Analysing Recipe Books in 2008: Approaches, Methods, Problems

2:30-4:00: Panel 4 : Reading Culture in Cookery Books

Chair: Rebecca Earle (University of Warwick)

Kate Heckmann Hanson (University of Southern California) : Visualizing Early Modern Italian Culinary Culture

Raelene M. Inglis (Otago University) : From Pickle Lila to Peccadillo: Tracking the Spread of Piccalilli

Lauren F. Winner (Duke Divinity School) : Elizabeth Washington’s Fish Sauce: Cookbooks as a Key to Lived Religion in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

4:00-4:30: Coffee Break in Social Studies Foyer

4:30-6:00: Panel 5: Tracking Genre Changes

Chair: Michelle DiMeo (University of Warwick)

Julia Abramson (University of Oklahoma) : Carving in Print, 1600-1800

Francisco Alonso-Almeida (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) : Genre Changes in Recipes from 1500-1700: A Corpus-Based Study

Amanda E. Herbert (The Johns Hopkins University) : ‘I wish Mrs. Wolley would put forth some new experiments’: Printed Recipe Books and the Authoritative Female Voice, 1640-1714

6:00: Closing Remarks by Organisers