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Virtual Author Talk: “Dark Archives” By Megan Rosenbloom

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for a virtual author talk on “Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation Into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin”

** We have maxed out our Zoom capacity, but we will be livestreaming the event on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/mountauburncemetery/. Keep an eye on the page for when the stream goes live**

In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom, a medical librarian and a cofounder of the Death Salon, seeks out the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy. Dozens of these books still sit on the shelves of the world’s most famous libraries and museums. What are their stories? Dark Archives exhumes their origins and brings to life the doctors, murderers, women, and indigents whose lives are bound together in this rare, scattered, and disquieting collection.

A whip-smart and witty writer, Rosenbloom has crafted a narrative that is equal parts detective work, academic intrigue, history, and medical curiosity. Thrilling, captivating, and macabre in all the right ways, Dark Archives encourages us to take another look at the very serious ways in which the powerful have objectified people over time

Order your signed copy of Dark Archives online from Skylight Books in Los Angeles! https://www.skylightbooks.com/signed-copies-dark-archives-megan-rosenbloom

The signed copies will feature a book plate with original art by Landis Blair!

Megan Curran Rosenbloom is Collection Strategies Librarian at UCLA Library in Los Angeles. Megan served as a medical librarian for many years, where she developed a keen interest in the history of medicine and rare books. She is Obituary Editor of the Journal of the Medical Library Association and President of the Southern California Society for the History of Medicine. She is actively involved in a number of ways in the Medical Library Association and other professional organizations

Megan Rosenbloom is the co-founder and director of Death Salon, the event arm of The Order of the Good Death, and a leader in the Death Positive movement. In a former life she was a journalist in Philadelphia and continues to write for both academic and non-academic publications.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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