Early Modern Masks

Wednesday 30 September

La methode curative des playes, et fractures de la teste humaine. : Avec les pourtraits des instruments necessaires pour la curation d’icelles. / Par M. Ambroise Paré. Wellcome Collection

This informal workshop discussion will explore early modern masks, real and figurative, and their roles in mediating or frustrating various forms of ‘transmission’

Rachel Hindmarsh (Trinity, Oxford), Ambroise Paré’s Suturing: Masking the Human/Material Boundaryand

Marie Thébaud-Sorger (CNRS, MFO/CAK), A ‘two-faced’ device : the socio-materiality of protective masks since the 18th Century

Respirateur anti-méphitique inventé par Pilâtre de Rozier, ext. Observations sur la Plysique…de l’Abbé Rozier, 1786. source Gallica, Bnf

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