I am part of the Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship scheme. This enables me to do research of my own during my degree.
My scholarship is with the school of History, looking at the cookery collection, specifically the seventeenth-century recipe books, in the Brotherton Library at Leeds. I am particularly interested in recipes against melancholy, on which I have written some, soon-to-be-published, webpages and recipes to safeguard pregnancy, which I hope to develop further next summer. The research I do feeds into a wider public engagement project led by Iona McCleery called ‘You Are What You Ate’. This project encourages people to think about diet today compared to that of the Medieval and Early Modern periods: ( http://www.leeds.ac.uk/yawya/).
I am completely new to the world of blogging, and, as a bit of a technophobe, am suitably daunted. However, I thought this would be a good way to gather my thoughts and open up discussion, so feel free to comment and I will do my best to get back to you 🙂