Project Update: Editing the Herbal Proceeding Apace

  • Work on editing the Herbal has moved on from transcript review to identifying Daniel’s sources, beginning with his overt and often covert use of definitions from the Alphita, a widely disseminated, Latin medico-botanical glossary.
  • Social Science and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funding for this project has been extended through 2021.
  • Una Creedon-Carey and Iona Lister, the Research Assistants for this project, are giving a paper on good and bad smells in the Herbal: “‘Aromacite’ and ‘stinkyng thinges’: Smells that Warn and Smells that Cure in Henry Daniel’s Aaron Danielis” at the 41st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene State College, April 2021.