Alexandra Barmpouti reviews Bonnie Lander Johnson and Eleanor Decamp’s Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Blood is not merely a biological substance but has often acquired cultural, religious and socio-political connotations. Historically, blood has been […]
Dr Emily Cock discusses nose transplantation and Interregnum politics I have recently published my first monograph, all about Rhinoplasty and the nose in early modern British medicine and culture. Exciting! But, according to some people, a strange topic. Why […]
Fay Bound Alberti on emotions, history, and transplantation, in a preview of her new project, AboutFace.
Alexandra Stephenson and Camilla Mørk Røstvik explore the visual history of menstruation through a visit to the archives and collection of the Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh.
Marie Allitt reviews the workshop ‘Sensing the Machine-Body Interface’, hosted by the Science Museum on 11th July 2019. Have you ever listened to the beat of your own heart? How often do you think about your breathing? Or your digestion? […]