Body Parts and Bodies Whole

This 2010 volume (edited together with Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Marie Louise Stig Sorensen) grew out of an interdisciplinary Leverhulme-funded project 'Changing Beliefs in the Human Body', where the image of the body in pieces soon emerged as a potent site of attitudes about the body and associated practices in many periods.  

A description and table of contents can be found on the publisher's website.

You can read a review of the book in the journal PaleoAnthropology by Isabelle Winder. 

And another review in the American Journal of Archaeology by Lynne A. Schepartz.

The artwork  ('Ex-Votos') that we chose for the book's front cover is by Christie Brown, a London-based ceramic artist and academic researcher. Some further photos of this work are reproduced here, with kind permission of the artist. You can see more of Christie Brown's work on her website, and also read our 2012 interview for Practitioners' Voices in Classical Reception Studies, in which we discuss Christie's interaction with fragments, hybrids, classical myth and more.

 Christie Brown,  Ex-Votos , Terracotta, 2003.

Christie Brown, Ex-Votos, Terracotta, 2003.

 Christie Brown,  Ex-Votos , Terracotta, 2003.

Christie Brown, Ex-Votos, Terracotta, 2003.