Category Archives: Uncategorized

The “Gentle Heat” of Boerhaave’s Little Furnace

This post first appeared on The Recipes Project on 23 August 2018. By Ruben Verwaal and Marieke Hendriksen Ruben Verwaal is curator of the historical collections at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, and at the Museum for Communication in The Hague. He … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

INDIGO OR NO INDIGO?

This blog first appeared on The Recipes Project on 15 March 2018 When you say indigo, the first thing many people will think of is blue – jeans blue. (Or if you’re me, you’ll think first of a seventeenth-century recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Teaching a Perfect Knowledge in the Arts and Sciences: Robert Dossie’s chemical, pharmaceutical, and artistic handbooks

*This post first appeared on The Recipes Project Blog on 7 December 2017* By Marieke Hendriksen Robert Dossie (1717-1777) was and English apothecary, experimental chemist, and writer. Within just three years, he published three very successful handbooks: The elaboratory laid … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Making of Technique in the Arts: Concepts and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

*This blog was originally published on The ARTECHNE Project Blog on 26 September 2017* By Marieke Hendriksen The terms ‘technique’ and ‘technical’ are used widely in relation to art, art history and science today, both to refer to the technical … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

*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 me to do research in their library and archives. Established … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A forgotten chapter in natural history: the taxidermy of man

*This blog originally appeared on the Recipes Project on 9 March 2017* By Marieke Hendriksen Having written a book on eighteenth-century anatomical collections, I know a thing or two about historical techniques for preserving (parts of) the human body. As I am interested in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Preserving and modelling the body: technique in anatomical practice and visual arts at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1700-1850

Originally posted on The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) Library and Archive:
Our guest blog post is from Marieke Hendriksen, a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University. Marieke will be joining us in October here at the RCSEd Library and Archive…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment