Let’s Get Squeamish Together!

Hello Dearies, I wanted to let you know about an exciting new series of events which I will be part of in October. If you find yourself in London next month, come down to Sutton House for Life.Death.Whatever.

Fan of Perfume? Come, Share Your Thoughts! 

Hello Dearies, aside from what I have brewing here at DS&LG I am also working on a project for publication in an academic journal. I’m looking at the buying habits and the market’s adaptability for self-professed perfume fans and as part of that research, I’m collecting data in the form of a simple 3-minute survey….

Ephemera Guide: Snails, Loons, & Strange Women

Hello, again dearies and welcome to this month’s Ephemera post, where I natter on about the things that I’ve enjoyed in the last few weeks. This month we have some doozies, so let’s jump in.

Ephemera Guide: Witches, Britches, & Bad Bitches

The keystone of a decade and a half of my life was ballet. I was entirely devoted, and I still have the dancer’s feet to prove said devotion.Being a muscular country kid, and on the short side, I didn’t fit the lead roles occupied by the Primas. Instead, as a plucky Sujet Danseur, I played…

The Ethics of Displaying Human Bodies Symposium

Hi Dearies, I wanted to spread the word, especially for those in the UK about an interesting symposium happening on Monday, March 21st. The University of Warwick’s Centre for the History of Medicine will be hosting The Ethics of Display: exhibiting vulnerable bodies symposium at the Arden Conference Centre. The symposium should be a fascinating discussion about the…

Ephemera Guide: Maidens, Princesses, and Books

Hello, dearies, the next instalment of the Lost History of Women in Science will be coming out tomorrow. See Part I here. Until then, I wanted to hold you over with some book and blog suggestions to keep you occupied in the meantime. In the spirit of this month’s theme, they are focused on science,…

Farewell Eco

On February 19th, the world lost a brilliant mind and soul, perhaps the last true Renaissance man. Umberto Eco has been like a literary godfather to me over the years. It was The Name of the Rose that made me learn Latin in grade school. His work on semiotics opened me to a new way…

Cadavers as Cradles of Creativity

Hello dearies, I wanted to pass on the details of a fascinating event in London tomorrow, February 17th. I know it seems a lot of the events and lectures I talk about are in the UK, I do keep an eye out for talks in the extended the Anglo, German, and Francophone worlds. The British…

Ephemera Guide: Roses,Chocolate, Dead Meet & More

Hello, dearies, the husband and I are off on a V-Day adventure of Ethiopian food, the used book story, and napping (I know, we’re basically cats). I wanted to give you a little Ephemera nugget of common Valentine’s Day gifts, but with a twist for the mortally minded. This should hold you over until tomorrow…