I am completing an AHRC-funded PhD thesis at Christ’s College, the University of Cambridge. My research looks at the relationship between food and religion in the English Protestant Reformation and the Italian Catholic Reformation, c.1560 – c. 1640. I completed an MPhil at Cambridge in 2016, and a BA in history (Renaissance stream) at the University of Warwick in 2015.
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, and how religious belief influenced their daily lives. My research is based on a wealth of written material in English, Italian, and Latin, including printed and archival records, and 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!
- 27/ 08/2019 New recipe post: Parsnip cake ‘without eyther spice or sugar’
- 9/07/2019 New recipe post: Norwegian Hardanger Lefse
- 7/07/2019 Tickets are now available for our conference- Waste Not, Want Not: Food and Thrift from Early Modernity to the Present!!