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Monthly Archives: July 2013
We are so pleased to share this contribution from Alison Atkin on Nourishing Death. Alison is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, currently researching new ways to identify episodes of mass mortality caused by infectious diseases throughout history. She … Continue reading
Pictured here is a larva convivialis, from Wellcome Images. A very rare example of memento mori, given almost as an equivalent to the modern party favor to attendees at a Roman feast or banquet. Although given out during what was most … Continue reading
Gumbo and rice were delivered to my home before nightfall of the day Momma died, and the task of moving my mother’s possessions from her apartment at the assisted living facility were capped by a dozen assorted Krispy-Kreme donuts. Mom … Continue reading