The Engine and the Stone: Technologies of Health in Early Modern England, School of History Research Seminar
- Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:00
- Location: Off-campus
- Cost: Free
You are warmly invited to the next School of History Research Seminar. Dr Elaine Leong (UCL) will present on ‘The Engine and the Stone: Technologies of Health in Early Modern England’.
Dr Elaine Leong’s research is centered upon medical and scientific knowledge transfer and production. Her first book Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. Using a range of sources such as recipe books, letters and more, the book brings into focus what she terms ‘household science’ – that is, quotidian investigations of the natural world – and situates these within broader and current conversations about gender and cultural history, the history of the book, the history of archives and the history of science, medicine and technology. Recipes and Everyday Knowledge was awarded the 2019 Margaret W. Rossiter Prize by the History of Science Society.