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Transmitting technique between disciplines: the anatomical models of William Rush (1756-1833)

9 March 2017

*This blog was originally published on The ARTECHNE Project Blog on 9 March 2017* A travel grant from the Wood Institute at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia recently allowed...

A forgotten chapter in natural history: the taxidermy of man

9 March 2017

*This blog originally appeared on the Recipes Project on 9 March 2017* By Marieke Hendriksen Having written a book on eighteenth-century anatomical collections,...

Preserving and modelling the body: technique in anatomical practice and visual arts at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1700-185

2 September 2016

A guest blog I wrote for The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Library and Archive – looking forward to this project very much! The Royal College of Surgeons of...

Google NGram for early modern history?

13 March 2016

Last month, I started a new job at Utrecht University within the ERC funded project ARTECHNE. One of the things I try to figure out in my subproject, The Term ‘Technique’...