My name is Sienna Latham, and I am currently a history Ph.D. student at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. I grew up in California, spent a handful of happy years in the glorious Southwest and now divide my time between two capitals across the sea. You can also find me struggling against verbosity on Twitter, writing book reviews on Goodreads, posting photos to Flickr and acting scholarly on Academia.edu.
This blog is something of an experiment. The header that appears on every page is itself a nod to history: my own. The photograph, taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2009, depicts flowers I had gathered and pressed in northern Arizona two decades earlier. It will likely include writing related to my research, which examines the relationship between gender and the application of alchemical knowledge and techniques by both women and men in early modern England, but I hope it also provides a home for other interests, ideas and itinerant storytelling. My first project is an alphabetical exploration of Katharine Brigg’s Encyclopedia of Fairies.
All words and images are my own unless otherwise noted.