Authors @ Acadia: Lyn Bennett
Wednesday November 6, 7pm
KC Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium
Interested in what was on our tables and in our cupboards two centuries ago? Dr. Lyn Bennett from Dalhousie University will be lecturing on her research project, Early Modern Maritime Recipes (emmr.lib.unb.ca), that examines recipes circulating before 1800 in print and manuscript in the area now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces. This project is creating a record of our domestic practices by transcribing recipes from archival collections throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. Early modern recipe writing focused on food and medicine, but recorded a wide range of other practices associated with alchemy, cosmetics, veterinary and human medicine, and laundry: all the way from baking cakes to curing cancer. These recipes reflect the commercial, social, and familial relationships involved in social networks and the exchange of knowledge. Come and hear Dr. Lyn Bennet speak on Early Modern Maritime Recipes: From Baking Cakes to Curing Cancer at 7pm on Wednesday November 6 in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium at Acadia University. The Department of English & Theatre gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the School of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Department of History and Classics, and Vaughan Memorial Library.