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Renaissance Goo

Renaissance Goo

A historian of the body and a soft matter scientist experiment with Renaissance personal care recipes

Renaissance Goo – Contact and Events

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15th century apothecary fresco

Anon, Apothecary Shop. 1489-1502 Fresco, Issogne Castle, Valle d’Aosta, Italy, detail.


Please join us for the our monthly Renaissance Goo online work-in-progress groups, held online on Friday lunchtimes.  Topics will be announced on this blog and via our @renaissancegoo Twitter account as well as emailed to our mailing list.  We welcome proposals for topics from researchers in the field.

This interdisciplinary group will cover topics about the beautification or modification of the face, hair and body in the premodern world; issues relating to remaking historic recipes; and interdisciplinary historiographical questions relating to humanities scholars and scientists working together.


If you have a topic that you’d like to share at the meeting, or if you’d like to sign up to our mailing list, and receive Zoom links for each meeting, please email



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