Christmas Gift Guide – Bone people edit

In anticipation of the upcoming gift-giving period, I have put together the results of a web browsing spree: potential presents for those people in your lives who appreciate a good anatomical pun, and are interested in the fundamentals of bodies (anatomists, archaeologists, osteologists or others). 1. Cards Either you need a card for a romantic…

‘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.…