The Early Modern Commons

Anita Guerrini

Recent Posts

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...

The Cats of Praia Vermelha

2 August 2017

For the past week, I’ve been at the International Congress for the History of Science and Technology, held at the Praia Vermelha (“red beach”) campus of the Federal...

Discovering Brazil

26 July 2017

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2017 I am sitting in the sun on the roof of my hotel in Rio, looking at the heavily forested hills to the east, the high rise hotels lining the Copacabana...