The History of Candles: A Little Story

The newest history by Elizabeth Turvey (historian of flame) is now available at The Elizabeths. It is a story of life and death and love and loss and two tiny phoenixes, and you can find it by heading over to The History of Candles. For more on The Elizabeths, an ongoing experiment in conjectural sensual historiography, check out the main project site. Continue reading The History of Candles: A Little Story

Rice: An Interview

The new edited volume by Francesca Bray, Peter Coclanis, Edda Fields-Black, and Dagmar Schaefer is a wonderfully interdisciplinary global history of rice, rooted in specific local cases, that spans 15 chapters written by specialists in the histories of Africa, the Americas, and several regions of Asia. Rice: Global Networks and New Histories (Cambridge University Press, 2015) creates a conversation among regional and disciplinary modes of studying and narrating rice histories that have often been conducted … Continue reading Rice: An Interview

Elizabeth Turvey (Historian of Flame), Pt. 1: An Art of Conversion

Meet Elizabeth Turvey, historian of flame. Before reading her first stories, learn a little bit about her and her particular approach to material history by heading over to the the first part of her life history, 1. An Art of Conversion. For more on the Elizabeths project in conjectural early modern historiography, check this out. Continue reading Elizabeth Turvey (Historian of Flame), Pt. 1: An Art of Conversion