‘Two infant hands in jars, lifelike in lace sleeves’

Thanks to Brill publishers I had the opportunity to review a recent title focused on the History of Anatomical Collections-  Elegant Anatomy. The Eightheenth-Century Leiden Anatomical Collections by the historian of science and medicine Marieke M. A. Hendriksen. The analysis centres on the 18th century Leiden anatomical collections, currently housed in several institutions – Leiden University Medical Centre’s Anatomical Museum, Leiden…

Life as an auction catalogue: inspiration for archaeologists

Juggling with some final touches on a text on bodies on display in interwar Romania,  random things ‘to do’ (book reviews, networking etc,) and some sleep, I have stumbled upon this little gem: Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton.…

Upcoming books to keep an eye on

After some intense days of gardening (as a side note, if you ever find a full grown mushroom in your flower pot, than it means you really have a problem) I found myself surfing the web. As a result, I’ve stumbled upon 3 books which have just been/will soon be released, 3 titles which sound…