I am an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at Christ’s College, the University of Cambridge, studying the relationship between food and religion in the English Protestant Reformation and the Italian Catholic Reformation, c.1560 – c. 1640.
I approach the religious change of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations through embodied or ‘lived’ religious experience, and am interested more broadly in how past people understood and interacted with the material world. My research is based on a wealth of written material in English, Italian, and Latin, including printed and archival records, as well as material culture.
I am co-founder and convener of the AHRC- funded research group, Cambridge Body and Food Histories. To find out more about our activities, visit our website by clicking here!
- 25/04/2019 New blog post: ‘Shrinking Bodies: Fasting and Dieting’
- 22/03/2019 New conference theme announced and CFP: ‘Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Thrift from Antiquity to the Present’!
- 19/03/2019 Guest recipe post on ‘Hamantaschen’ for the Jewish Purim festival – by Julia Biggs