Order-member Carla Valentine is the technical curator of Barts Pathology Museum in London. I asked her to explain what it’s like to share human specimens for educational purposes in the UK, where the restrictions are borderline draconian. Here’s how she fought the system (and why we just might need the system).
January 7, 2015 |
Order-member John Carbone is a forensic psychiatrist and, until last month, the Director of Mental Health Services for the North Carolina prison system. You can also find his words at Alienist’s Compendium.
January 4, 2015 |
“How dare this woman leave her husband’s body to rot in a bedroom? Why did nobody intervene to stop this atrocity?” Simon Davis explores.
December 18, 2014 |
Whatever holiday you celebrate, give the gift of DEATH.
December 11, 2014 |
Jeff Jorgenson is one of the Order of the Good Death’s best pair of boots on the ground. He works in the trenches of Seattle, WA (there are no literal trenches) running his green/alternative funeral home, Elemental Cremation and Burial. Here he asks, “why is it so hard for funeral directors to trust their families?”
December 2, 2014 |
Josh Slocum, executive director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, considers whether questioning the sacred cow of the funeral procession makes you the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD.
October 2, 2014 |
Order-member John Carbone is a forensic psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health Services for the North Carolina prison system. His passion for collecting led him to write this piece. You can also find his words at Alienist’s Compendium.
August 5, 2014 |
Elizabeth Harper, relic hunter and mistress of All the Saints You Should Know, and Caitlin, boring ol’ medievalist mortician, bring you their correspondence on transi tombs. We hope to one day turn it into a cable access chat show. Geek out with us!
July 29, 2014 |
I first wrote about the Yarauvi project two years ago, but given the current problems in the region it seems especially relevant, and worth re-visiting.
July 21, 2014 |
Order member Carla Valentine (yes, her real name) is Technical Curator of Barts Pathology Museum in London, responsible for the conservation of 5000 human anatomical specimens. She blogs the nefarious connections between sex and death at The Chick and the Dead.
June 30, 2014 |
Bless their morbid souls, Order members Bess Lovejoy (author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses) and Megan Rosenbloom (co-founder of Death Salon) put together a list of deathy books for all manner of death interests.
By no means does it include all the glorious options, but I’ve read most of these and fully approve. Accept no substitutes!
June 18, 2014 |
Roving relic hunter (and brand new Order member!) Elizabeth Harper is back to set us straight on the allegedly non-composing wunderkinds of Roman Catholicism- the incorrupt corpses. See more from her recent adventures in Rome and Mexico City on All the Saints You Should Know.
June 5, 2014 |