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Recipes as a Connecting Thread: Reflections on Day 4

By Amanda Herbert and Elaine Leong Day Four represented the best of what our “What Is A Recipe” digital conversation has come to represent.  Our contributors joined the #recipesconf conversation in a wide range of media: blog posts, podcasts, YouTube videos, Instagram photo essays, and Tweetstorms.  As our discussion ranged…

Accessing the full text of the Trésor des Chartes’ registers! (beta version)

HIMANIS project Looking for the word “abbatisse” in plain text of the Tresor des Chartes’ registersThe HIMANIS project is funded by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change” (JPI-CH) of the European Union. The partners are developing cost-effective solutions for querying large sets of handwritten document images.…

Making Solar Envelopes

Making Solar Envelopes¶ Pre-processing¶ Before being able to perform a solar envelope analysis, several operations need to be done. This analysis uses 2D data (eg: building footprints). First, select the building on which the analysis is being done. T4SU only accepts one building (ie: one polygon). Insert the building into…

Why word processing is not suitable for text publishing

The history of computing seen through letters rather than numbers In any historical account, nothing is more striking than the inertia of the trajectories and the weakness of the reasons for choosing one of several possibilities. Everything could have been different, and at the same time everything is too complicated...

« Put the dead back in the closet! » The Uncertain Future of Mummies

« Since death is inevitable, forget it! » Stendhal never imagined how his trace of fleeting humor would characterize our time, at least in one way: while we cannot simply ignore the specter of death that the news reminds us of every day, this is not the case for the famous dead,…

Day 4: What is a Recipe?

On Tuesday, we had a lively discussion about favourite ingredients, interpreting changes in recipes, the role of expertise and tools, growing saffron, growing potatoes, the best cows for milk, and making bread, Folger Library highlights… We also had medieval friars practicing alchemy and time-travelling cookery here at The Recipes Project.…

Theodorus Priscianus’ recipes for breast engorgement

By Louise Cilliers We know very little about Theodorus Priscianus, only that he was a student of the famous Carthaginian physician, Vindicianus (late 4th century CE), and was thus also a native of North Africa. We can also deduce that he was a professional doctor. The work for which Theodorus…

Foalefoote: Defining Ingredients Contextually

Written by Tristan McGuin It is frequent when transcribing and analyzing older recipes that we come across a word that we do not readily recognize. Whether it be a word that is no longer used frequently, or a word that we know but appears to be used in a seemingly…

Five steps to a good « sound archive recipe »

It’s more than two years since the MMSH Sound Archives Team1 started to publish recipes on its scholarly blog Les carnets de la phonothèque from records in the field. At the beginning it was mostly a question of highlighting archives rarely used or unknown… The MMSH Sound Archive Center ‘Phonothèque’2…

Cooking With Anger

By Rob Wittig and Mark Marino As part of the ‘What is a Recipe?’ Virtual Conversation, we’re pleased to introduce a story-telling game, called Cooking with Anger. And you can play it in the comments below! We’ll keep bumping the post up so you can play from now until the…

Translating the Literatures of Smaller European Nations: A Picture from the UK, 2014-16

‘Translating the Literatures of Smaller European Nations’ was a Translating Cultures network that ran from 2014-16. A report on the findings of the project has recently been published by Rajendra Chitnis (University of Bristol), Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL), Rhian Atkin (University of Cardiff) and Zoran Milutinović (UCL). The report emerged from a…

Using Stylo in Python

Why would you do that? Since a couple of years I have been using stylometric methods to analyse texts. I learned to use the great stylometric tool Stylo (written in R) at the European Summer School of Digital Humanities in Leipzig from two of the developers: Maciej Eder and Jan…

Henri’s kitchen: 2. Chouquettes

Harry Hayfield, a resident of Ceredigion in Wales, has long had an interest in the stories of the Musketeers which are set in early 17th century France, this led in turn to an interest in the Stuart period of history and joining a living history group. However, as a registered…

Distilling and Deflowering

By Peter Murray Jones Between 1416 and 1425, English friars put together a Latin medical handbook. This handbook, called the Tabula Medicine (‘Table of Medicine’), mostly consisted of remedies, arranged alphabetically by name of ailment, instead of the head to toe order of the standard medical Practica. The friars seem…

“On site, in time”: St. Louis by Sarah Panter

Regarding our new IEG open access publication “On site, in time” here is Sarah Panter’s article on St. Louis, in which she focuses on German revolutionaries and aboltion. Cross-posted from: http://en.ieg-differences.eu/on-site-in-time/sarah-panter-st-louis-mo/ For the Union and against slavery: the Camp Jackson Affair in May 1861 St. Louis, which was originally founded in 1763 as…

A Book Review of Mario Perniola. Über das Fühlen. Translated by Sabine Schneider. Berlin: Merve, 2009

A Book Review by Pablo Markin. This German translation of Mario Perniola’s (2002) Del Sentire brings his philosophical inquiry into feeling as an aesthetic category to the German speaking audience.1 Furthermore, it puts into a single volume writings that have been dispersed across several different English-language volumes, such as Extreme…