Episode 2. Favourite texts on human remains collections (Ep. 2 in Anatomical bodies/collections series)

[..] especially from the sixteenth century onwards, [anatomists] have developed a wide range of techniques for preserving, modelling and displaying bodies and parts thereof. To arrest putrefaction after death, bodies have been dried or immersed in fluid, and to exhibit various aspects of these bodies practitioners have engaged in such work as sculpting, inflating, injecting,…

Talking in Thessaloniki: Broken bodies-addressing the dynamics of postmortem depositions in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area

Originally posted on DivMeanBody: Divergent Meanings: understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area in light of interdisciplinary data:
The workshop in Thessaloniki has just ended (Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean and viewing the human body acts of transforming, organised by Sevi Triantaphyllou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and…

Virtual Anatomy Museum website & upcoming series of posts on anatomical bodies/collections

‘Exploded’ Beauchene skulls, feet in jars or mounted vertebrae lined up in wooden cupboards or behind glass door cabinets are common presences in anatomical collections. Caught between the living and the dead, organic life and man-made artifacts, they hold within stories of past and present medical, anatomical or anthropological practices and world-views. Why were they chosen…

[Workshop 6 April 2017] Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean: acts of transforming and viewing the human body

Originally posted on DivMeanBody: Divergent Meanings: understanding the postmortem fate of human bodies found in Neolithic settlements from the Balkan area in light of interdisciplinary data:
This is a quick mention of an upcoming workshop on Funerary Archaeology in the Prehistoric Aegean: Ritualizing Funerary Practices in the Prehistoric Aegean: acts of transforming and viewing the human…