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Inking of Immunity Podcast Episode 3. Gemma Angel talks about her experience with preserved tattoos

Owens, Rebecca, Lynn, C. D. and Smetana, M. R. A. (2021) Inking of Immunity Podcast Episode 3. Gemma Angel talks about her experience with preserved tattoos. [Audio]

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Dr. Gemma Angel is an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in the history and anthropology of the European tattoo, post-mortem tattoo collecting and preservation practices, artefacts manufactured from human skin, and medical museum collections of human remains.
She completed her doctoral thesis at University College London in collaboration with the Science Museum in 2013, on a collection of 300 preserved tattooed human skins of nineteenth-century French origin. She has also previously trained as a tattooist.
Gemma is currently Programme Director for the MA/MSc Museum Studies programme at the University of Leicester School of Museum Studies, where she lectures on material culture, museum anthropology, and the history of objects and collections.

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Additional Information: Inking of Immunity Podcast is produced and cohosted by Chris Lynn, Becci Owens, and Mike Smetana. Kira Yancey is the editor and producer. We are tattoo researchers talking to other tattoo researchers and practitioners. IoI is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (BCS-2017553) and the Universities of Alabama (USA) and Sunderland (UK). Follow us on Facebook (Inking.of.Immunity), Twitter (Inking_Immunity), and Instagram (Inking.of.Immunity).
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 10:47
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 10:47


Author: Rebecca Owens ORCID iD
Author: C. D. Lynn ORCID iD
Author: M. R. A. Smetana

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