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  1. Gemma Angel on The History of the Tattoo

    The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw an explosion in academic interest in the tattoo. Tattoos played a significant role in medico-legal research across a wide range of disciplines, notably forensic medicine, criminology, anthropology and psychiatry. Whilst many scholars collected data on tattooing in the form of drawings and occasionally through photography, tattooed skins where also harvested. These historic collections now reside in a number of museums and archives across Europe.

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  2. Paul Craddock on “A Most Unexpected History of Blood Transfusion”

    William John Bankes was an explorer, Egyptologist and adventurer who during the nineteenth century, travelled extensively to the Near East and Egypt, making an impressive collection of Egyptian artifacts. His massive portfolio of notes, manuscripts and drawings produced and collected during his travels along the Nile with explorations in Egypt provide the only historical record of some inscriptions and monuments.

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    Ian Kelly will talk on the subject of his recently published biography: the audacious Samuel Foote. The one-legged dandy was a mesmerizing actor, as well as a notorious wit, comic, and sexual deviant. Foote’s life was pervaded by scandal from the start as his first fortune was inherited when one uncle murdered another, and the plotting and scheming continued from there. Foote inherited this feisty nature and was notorious for his fickle habits: whether it be marrying for money then mistreating this wife, or quarreling with other actors and causing riots, Foote ensured the drama of the theater and whimsy of the dandy were both a constant presence in his life.

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  4. Marquis de Sade with Caroline Warman

    Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), now famous as a writer of vilely cruel and exceedingly embarrassing pornography, was imprisoned for a total of 27 years under three completely different forms of government - in the last years of Louis XVI’s reign, during the Revolution, and under Napoleon. What was he imprisoned for? He never had a trial, so he never knew. Caroline Warman will introduce you to the man, his writings and his context, and explore how his work resisted and played out the violence imposed on him by the establishment.

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