About

Research tools and research finds.

Books, articles, quotes, images, concepts, theories and thoughts related to my research on collecting, taxonomy, classification, cabinets of curiosities, the history of natural history and surrealism – and whatever else strikes my fancy. I created this blog to share and discuss curious chance finds, but it is also intended as a more informal and creative outlet for my research and a means of keeping myself motivated. Footnote-free space where serendipity, randomness and free associations reign supreme.

I am a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow based at the University of Manchester, England, and I am currently researching and writing ‘A Cultural History of Coral’.

Image above: Mark Dion, Ichthyosaur, 2003, detail.

Blog header image: Hubert Duprat, Untitled, 1994, coral (Costa Brava) and breadcrumbs, c. 25 cm in diameter.

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