I am a historian researching and writing on the history of food and drink in the early modern period. Much that is written about the history of food uses evidence from printed sources – cookery books, dietary advice books, etc. – with the resulting concentration on the wealthy and at best generalisations (often inaccurate) about the experience of those not so fortunate. My approach is to work from the ground up, using documentary evidence of everyday life to build up a picture of what was actually going on in the households of our forebears.
About my talks...
All talks are illustrated with slides presented via Powerpoint and last for up to an hour. I have my own laptop and projector and can also provide a screen, although in practice it is usually better if the venue can provide one.
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