Author | Historian | Adventurer at the IntersectionBrandy Schillace, PhD, writes at the intersections of medical history, anthropology and literature. As a scholar and field researcher, she works to uncover unique and powerful stories, proving truth is stranger (and more fascinating!) than fiction...
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How do we engage our history?
Neither static nor immutable, our shared past thrums with life–and mystery–and adventure. Unique and powerful stories help explain who we are and how we got here. As a museum researcher and public engagement fellow, Dr. Schillace bring history to life: Machines that give birth? Electric shock to restore sight? Amputation, antiseptic, acid batteries, and x-rays: learn more about the strange rabbit holes and side paths that brought us to our present moment.
Are you curious?
“Her academic acumen and historical analysis is plain for every reader to see, but so is her warm humanity.”
— Richard Littledale MTh, author
Sometimes research takes you places you didn't intend to go... Which is more than half the fun. Tracking down stories through history and across borders means regular travel and frequent stops. Recent trips took me to the Paris catacombs and then to the Scottish north coast--and later to Lexington, Kentucky (where a "birth manikin" resides). This coming season will see me in Leiden, brushing up on the history of electricity, and in Groningen, Netherlands for the European Association of Museums of the History of Medical Sciences. See what else is afoot: