This is a blog dedicated to sharing my research on the following topics:
- fragrances and cosmetics across Europe and Asia, from Bronze age to late 16th century
- the culture of the 5th century CE Northern Wei (the Xianbei) and the early 7th century CE Kingdom of Italy (the Langobards)
In the SCA world I am known as Dúgū Jǐnán. I enjoy all kinds of activities, including costuming, archery and cooking. My greatest passion is research on the obscure and not well known topics.
And, yes I love to look well and I overdress even for the kitchen duties. If you here jingles at an event, it is probably me walking around.
In the modern world I am a researcher who tackles the structure of proteins.