About this website

The domain name (canities) is Latin, meaning ‘a grey colour, grayish-white, hoariness’. According to Lewis’ Elementary Latin Dictionary (1890), Virgil used it occasionally as a metaphor for ‘old age’. Thanks to my good colleague and friend, classical philologist Kirsten Jungersen, for helping me to find the domain name. More about canities here.

As every blog-savvy person can see, this site is powered by WordPress. What you probably cannot see, is that the design is based on the BadJohnny theme. Thanks to senior curator Daniel Noesgaard at Medical Museion for helping me to set it up, install plug-ins, adapt it to my aesthetic whims, etc.