Laura Tradii

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Laura Tradii is a writer and anthropologist specializing in death studies. She is about to begin a master in the history of medicine at the University of Oxford, and she spends most of her time going on rants about Nietzsche and Thomas Mann with people who could not care less. When she is not writing or making ends meet at her part-time job, she is preaching to the choir with her friend, a Scottish nihilist who has overcome nihilism. Laura lives with Orlando, the anatomical model of a fairly young individual, which she uses when she dabbles in Osteology.

Denial of Death?

A history of the moral discourse on “the good death.”

Death, Technology, and the “Return to Nature”

The influence of Romantic philosophy in the funeral industry

Spiritual Principles and Laboratory Work: The Wondrous History of Alchemy

Chemical philosophers, Galenists, and mechanists war over the meaning of scientific inquiry in early modern Europe.

Cabinets of Curiosities

Wonder in Four Objects

The Mechanical Age: Automata between social critique and the uncanny

The uneasy space between human and machine in late 18th century Europe

Windows on Other Cultures?

Western museums and native voices