The Early Modern Commons

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Guillermo del Toro: A Modern Appreciator of Curiosities

16 August 2018

A recent special exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario featured a re-creation of Guillermo del Toro’s personal collection of memorabilia, paintings, and sculpture, mostly related...

SSHRC funding for phase two: The Social Network of Early Modern Collectors of Curiosities

29 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada / Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines to support...

Strange Fish: an opening gambit

16 January 2018

I recently spotted this curiosity in the window of a basement apartment in Saskatoon, looking as if it had escaped from a cabinet somewhere. Varieties of the puffer-fish were popular...

New publication and project documentation

28 December 2017

The project has a new publication, on "Curating Object-Oriented Collections Using the TEI," recently appearing in the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative. In it, I provide a framework...