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Dr Ayesha Mukherjee

Publications

Books

A Cultural History of Famine: Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain, London and New York, Routledge, 2019.

Penury into Plenty: Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England., London and New York, Routledge, 2015.

Articles

Manured with the starres: Recovering an Early Modern Discourse of Sustainability, Literature Compass, 2014

Floraes Paradise: Hugh Platt and the Economy of Early Modern Gardening, The Seventeenth Century, vol. 25:1, no. Spring 2010, Manchester University Press, 2010

Dearth science, 1580-1608: The Writings of Hugh Platt, The Durham Thomas Harriot Seminar Occasional Paper, vol. 35, Durham Thomas Harriot Seminar, 2007

Chapters

Introduction: A Cultural History of Famine, in A Cultural History of Famine: Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain, , 2019

Famine Chorography: Peter Mundy and the Gujarat famine, 1630-32, in A Cultural History of Famine: Food Security and the Environment in India and Britain, London and New York: Routledge, 2019

In vulcano veritas: Sir Hugh Platt's alchemical exchanges, in Mukherji S, Tomlin R, Oppitz-Trotman G (eds) Change and Exchange in Early Modern England (forthcoming), Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2019

Platt, Hugh, in Sullivan G, Stewart A (eds) Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012

Lupton, Thomas, in Sullivan G, Stewart A (eds) Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012

Whichcote, Benjamin, in Sullivan G, Stewart A (eds) Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012

Sterry, Peter, in Sullivan G, Stewart A (eds) Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012

The Secrets of Sir Hugh Platt, in Leong E, Rankin A (eds) Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010

Conferences

The Songs of Gopichand: Backwardness and Improvement in Bihari Oral Narratives, American Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Washington DC

Famine and Dearth in India and Britain, Public Lecture, Kenyon College, Ohio

Agrarian Reform and Multilingual Knowledge in Early Colonial India: A Case Study of the Uttarpara Joykrishna Public Library, est. 1859, Purifying the dialect of the tribe: Cross-cultural concerns in colonial and post-colonial India, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla

Manure thyself: Dearth, Knowledge-making, and the Biblical Poetics of Fertilisation in Early Modern England, conference on Early Modern Literature and Natural Philosophy, part of ERC-funded project Crossroads of Knowledge, University of Cambridge

'Dunghill Papers: The Language and Practice of Recycling in 1590s England' (keynote), AHRC conference on Understanding Material Loss, Department of History, University of Birmingham

Connected cultural histories of food security: India and Britain 1550-1800, Research Seminar, Department of History and Philosophy, North South University, Dhaka

Famine and Dearth in India and Britain, American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Conference, Seattle

'The Emperor's wrath' and 'divine terror': Agrarian crisis, charity, and order in the 1660s Mughal State, Poetics of Law, Politics of Self, AHRC conference, University of Plymouth

Cultural Histories of Environmental Change, The Humanities Research Seminar, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford

'Manured with the stares': The Economy and Philosophy of Manure in the Works of Hugh Platt, Economic History Society Annual conference, University of Oxford

Literatures of Dearth, British Agricultural History Society conference on “Historical perspectives on Food Security”, Senate House, London

Interpretation, narratives and representation in historic records, AHRC and British Library funded workshop on South Asian Historical Records and Climate, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Nature, landscape, and community in the works of Peter Sterry, Durham University Centre for Seventeenth-Century Studies, 13th International Conference, Durham Castle

In Vulcano Veritas: The Manuscripts of Hugh Platt, Society for Renaissance Studies Conference, University of York

Imagining Shakespeare's Falstaff in a Climate of Dearth, English Research Seminars, University of Exeter (Streatham Campus)

Dearth and the Making of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Case of Sir Hugh Platt, Leicester Early Modern Seminars, University of Leicester

The Secrets of Hugh Platt, “Secrets and Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Commerce, 1500-1800”, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge

Dreams of Plenty: Domestic Economy in Early Modern England, Early Medicine and Natural Philosophy Seminar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Dearth science 1580-1608: The Writings of Hugh Platt, The Thomas Harriot Seminar, St John’s College, Durham University

Food and Dearth in Early Modern England (Plenary session), International Colloquium on “Food: Representations, Ideology, and Politics”, Centre for Advanced Studies, Jadavpur University, Calcutta