The Early Modern Commons

Anita Guerrini

Recent Posts

The Skeleton Trade

17 November 2018

Although the human skeleton was well known as a symbol of mortality before 1500, the articulated skeleton does not seem to have come into its own as an object –scientific and...

A Dwarf and his Skeleton

20 August 2018

Last month I spent some time in Special Collections at the University of Glasgow Library, looking at the catalogues of the anatomical preparations of London anatomist and man-midwife...

The Gruesome History of Making Human Skeletons

3 October 2017

The fabulous online journal Atlas Obscura just published an article on some of my skeleton research.  This is based on the talk, “The Whiteness of Bones,”...

Anita’s famous tomato chutney

31 August 2017

By popular demand, here is the recipe for my famous tomato chutney.  It is somewhat modified from Madhur Jaffrey, An Invitation to Indian Cooking: Sweet and spicy tomato chutney...