Presentations and workshops

Below are my current and forthcoming presentations – for previous years see the drop-down menu above.


• “Can we Taste the Past? An Exploration of Methodological Issues”, Workshop L’histoire d’expérience et l’expérience de l’historien. Etude pratique de reconstitution. Université de Liège, 8 December 2021 (invited speaker)

• “Tasting the past, or the fallacy of historical accuracy”, Cabinet of Natural History research seminar series, University of Cambridge, 22 November 2021 (invited speaker)

• “Drawing as part of research methodology in the eighteenth century and today”, Workshop Observational Drawing between Science and the Arts, ETH Zurich, 9 November 2021 (invited speaker)

• “Cooking yellow carrot pudding: notes on historical specificity”, Workshop Working With Cooking Recipes, Univerity of Graz (online), 28 September 2021

• “Boerhaave’s oventje”, Public lecture, Chemie Historische Groep KNCV, 28 June 2021, online.

• “Be Careful of the Tastes and You Will Grow Old: Taste, health and identity in the Dutch Golden Age”, Conference Experiencing the material body in early modern Europe, Stockholm University, 16-18 June 2021 Online due to Covid-19

• “Making Bodies, Making Taste: Diet, Health and Identity in the Dutch Golden Age”, part of the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies panel sessions Whose Body Politic? Negotiating Political Agency in Early Modern Europe, Renaissance Society of America 2020 annual meeting, Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020 Postponed to April 2021 (online) due to Covid-19

• Graduate workshop series The Sensory Archive. Series of three workshops on palaeography, transcription, and reconstructing historical recipes, online, October 2020 – April 2021.