Welcome to the Khronikos blog! This blog is dedicated to showcasing the work of University of Maine graduate history students. Here you’ll find original research posts, book reviews, from the archives, and other history-related discussions.
For this Khronikos post, I’ve been asked to talk about some of the challenges of being an off-campus grad student. Of course, we all have a lot more going on in our lives than grad school, and there are many compelling reasons for some of us to leave the nest early. Some folks leave to do research, and others are lucky enough to find a good job before completing the dissertation. Others find that family and financial obligations outweigh the advantages of remaining within striking distance of the home university. In any case, being a distance student is tough, but there are ways to stay connected and keep progressing toward that swanky regalia we’re all gunning for! Below are some ideas for handling distance-related inconveniences, but this post is mostly intended to encourage grad students to appreciate their time on campus. Read More.
Emma Blomfield Schreiber was christened at the Anglican Church in Bradwell-near-the-sea on September 19, 1834. The seventh child of Rev. Thomas Schreiber and his wife Sarah, she was also the couple’s second daughter. On April 4, 1861 she wed Charles Day, Esq. at Yorkville, near Toronto, Canada West. Five years before her marriage, Emma began a manuscript recipe book a collection of one hundred and thirty-six handwritten recipes ranging from Ambrosia to White Lemon Cream. Emma collected recipes for desserts, made dishes, beverages, remedies, cleaning solutions, and preserves. The careful record of the source for many recipes preserves her network of female friends and relatives. A recipe for plum pudding dated December 1887 suggests Emma (or someone else) used, added to, and revised her recipe book for at least thirty years. Read More.
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