Introduction to Volume 8 abstract
Volume eight of Early Modern Studies Journal is dedicated to “Celebrating Ten Years of the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC),” an open access digital humanities project designed to transcribe and make available early modern recipe manuscripts for the use of scholars, students and the general public. The group was founded in 2012 by a number of international scholars – Michelle DiMeo, Rebecca Laroche, Elaine Leong, Jennifer Munroe, Hillary Nunn, Lisa Smith, and Amy L. Tigner – who believed that the study of manuscript recipe book (or receipt books, as they were called in the period), which contain culinary, medicinal and household recipes, could tell us a great deal about the domestic life and global culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Volume eight comprises four long, peer-reviewed articles and four shorter thought pieces, all of which either has used EMROC’s database for the scholarship or discusses the processes of transcribing recipe manuscripts. for the database.