The Early Modern Commons

Anita Guerrini

Recent Posts

The Nun with Blue Teeth

22 January 2019

I’m always looking for skeleton stories.  But it’s not often that I come across an article in the scientific literature that includes references to the ancient Greek...

Translation as a Way of Life

10 January 2019

Enter a captionMy essay on my experiences with translating has just appeared, open access, in Isis, the journal of the History of Science Society.

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...