Sue’s book is really a delight, particularly if you have a fondness for historiography, the early modern era, quirky “science,” and knowledge making. this book is also a great model for doing historiography as a research methodology and method.
On a personal level, I owe Sue a lot. She has a generosity of spirit that is unparalleled, and she gave me her time and insights at a moment when I was struggling in all sorts of ways. While I have thanked her personally, I have never had the opportunity to say it publicly. So this is my chance.
You have been such an important figure within RHM, but more so, such a staunch advocate for doing the work with joy and kindness and generosity. Your straight talking and constructive advice in both scholarship and well, just this job, has been a beacon of strength and a model to which I hope one day to aspire. Thank you so much, Sue for just everything.