Dr Emma Spary is Reader in the History of Modern European Knowledge at the Faculty of History at Corpus Christi college, Cambridge university.
Since her first book on the main natural history institution in Paris, founded during the First French Republic, she has published two others on the history of food and diet in eighteenth-century France, the first on Enlightenment café culture. She is currently working on a new book on drug-taking in the reign of Louis XIV. She teaches both European history and the history of science and medicine.
Books by Dr Emma Spary:
Utopia’s Garden: French Natural History from Old Regime to Revolution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000)
Eating the Enlightenment: French Food and the Sciences, 1670-1760 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)
Feeding France: New Sciences of Food, 1760-1815 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)