Monthly Archives: November 2015

I moustache you a question…..

Sorry, couldn’t resist… Just back from Framing the Face: New Perspectives on the History of Facial Hair, held in London on 28 November. Amidst a stimulating range of papers, ranging from political, elite beard-wearing and prohibition in Renaissance Italy (John … Continue reading

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New Project Publication

Emily Cock’s essay, ‘Off Dropped the Sympathetic Snout’: Shame, Sympathy and Plastic Surgery at the Beginning of the Long Eighteenth Century’ explores the interplay of ‘sympathy’ as a moral sentiment and medical phenomenon within stories of nasal reconstruction. Though Gaspare Tagliacozzi stipulated in … Continue reading

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Framing the Face, London, 28 November 2015

Effaced will be represented at the upcoming Framing the Face: New Perspectives on the History of Facial Hair conference as Emily will be presenting a paper on ‘Bearded bawds and the economics of female masculinity in early modern London’. Full … Continue reading

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New publication on WWI disfigurement

Congratulations to Marjorie Gehrhardt on publication of her book The Men with Broken Faces: gueules cassees of the First World War (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015) Details here

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15thC Cat Scratching

Our friends at Mapping the Medieval Countryside have alerted us to this unfortunate incident of facial injury in a proof of age from Worcestershire, 15 June 1426. In order to attest that Thomas Dyneley had turned 21 on July 7 the previous year, witnesses … Continue reading

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We’re on Twitter!

The Effaced from History project is now on Twitter. Follow us at @EffacedProject

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