The end of our Putting Flesh on the Bones Project is in sight. It’s been a wonderful experience and we are most grateful to the Wellcome Trust for funding it. The project team have created catalogues and digital resources that unlock the Calvin Wells Archive, creating an invaluable resource for researchers. We have also enjoyed learning more about Calvin Wells himself, who was not only a doctor and archaeologist, but a columnist, water-skier, and collector of strange objects.
To launch the project, we’re hosting ‘Bones, Bodies and Diseases’, a one-day conference, at the Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford, on 26 January 2019. The event, named after his famous book, is a tribute to Dr Wells. It is also an opportunity to celebrate and share the work of the project and of palaeopathologists and other researchers. The event is free and all are welcome. You can register, see the call for abstracts, and find out more via our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bones-bodies-and-disease-2019-one-day-conference-and-launch-event-for-the-calvin-wells-archive-registration-50908230889.