Monthly Archives: March 2016

Michelle Webb (Exeter), ‘A great blemish to her beauty’: Female facial disfigurement in early modern England’

Michelle Webb of the University of Exeter will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract When the seventeenth-century surgeon Richard Wiseman wrote a case history of … Continue reading

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Bonnie Millar (Nottingham), ‘Dis/enabling Courtesy and Chivalry in the Middle English and Early Modern Gawain Romances and Ballads’

Dr Bonnie Millar from the University of Nottingham will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract This paper seeks to examine courtesy and chivalry in the Middle … Continue reading

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Theresa Tyers (Swansea), “Trotule (Trotula) puts many things on to decorate and embellish the face but I intend solely to remove infection”: L’abbe Poutrel and his Chirurgerie c.1300′

Dr Theresa Tyers from Swansea University will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract Modern scholars have noted that the work of surgeons and physicians in … Continue reading

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Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Emory), Unusual Faces

Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson of Emory University will provide the third keynote lecture of Effaced from History, on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract Portraits provide cultural literacy by rendering subjects into public figures and … Continue reading

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Morna Laing (University of the Arts, London), ‘Queering’ the Female Face: Pain and playfulness in the music videos of Coco Rosie’

Morna Laing of University of the Arts, London, will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract In this paper I theorise the deliberate modification or ‘queering’ of … Continue reading

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David Houston Jones (Exeter), ‘Visualising the Face: from the Aesthetics of Touch to Navigational Maxillofacial Surgery’

Professor David Houston Jones from the University of Exeter will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract This paper considers a range of visualisations of the … Continue reading

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Jason Bate (Exeter), ‘The limits of medical history: archives, photographs, and encountering facial disfiguration from the First World War’

Jason Bate of the University of Exeter will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract This paper explores photographs of facial plastic surgery cases from the … Continue reading

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Jane Frances (Changing Faces), ‘Does talking about disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?’

Jane Frances of Changing Faces will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 1. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract The term stigma originates in the ancient Greek practice of cutting or burning … Continue reading

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Patricia Neville, Andrea Waylen, Sara Ryan and Aidan Searle (Bristol/Oxford), ‘From ‘staring’ to ‘not caring’: facial difference and self-determination among adults with cleft lip and palate’

Dr Patricia Neville, Dr Andrea Waylen and Dr Aidan Searle from the University of Bristol and Dr Sara Ryan of the University of Oxford will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 1. To register and view the full … Continue reading

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Kathryn Smith (Liverpool John Moores), ‘Portrait? Likeness? Composite? Facial difference in forensic art’

Kathryn Smith of Liverpool John Moores University will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 1. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract This presentation offers an alternative interpretation of ‘facial difference’, approaching it … Continue reading

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