Margaret Maurer

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2022 to 2023
Dissertation Fellow

Everyday Alchemy

"Everyday Alchemy," explores the intersections of alchemy and the everyday in early modern (1550-1700) England. By examining recipe knowledge in manuscript and print texts, this dissertation explores how women and people of all social classes engaged in alchemical experimentation through domestic and craft practices, including textual production and modification. This project centralizes material text by identifying and examining evidence of textual construction and use, including readers' marks and annotations.