The A.B,Cs of Scotland: Anatomy, Body-Snatching, and Cemeteries
Dr. Linda Spurlock, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will lead a Spring Break study abroad course to Scotland entitled "The A, B, C's of Scotland: Anatomy, Body Snatching, and Cemeteries". Spurlock: "This course is a perfect fit for Scotland, where students in the 19th century got the best medical training in the world. Then it was difficult for anatomy teachers to obtain cadavers for dissection, and body snatchers (resurrectionists) did a profitable business. We will explore the cemeteries of Edinburgh and Glasgow to find “anti-resurrectionist” graveyard furniture such as mortsafes, coffin cages and watchtowers, as we study this interesting time and place in history."
Space is limited- make sure to sign up soon!