Monthly Archives: December 2016

CFP Awkward Objects: The Bounds of the Body in Early Modern Culture

Followers interested in the materialities strand of Effaced might like to check out this intriguing call for papers! Aalto University, Helsinki, in April 2017. Source: CFP Awkward Objects: The Bounds of the Body in Early Modern Culture

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Goat lip gloss

Today’s Fun Face Fact/Top Tip from Topsell is a recipe for a combined lip gloss and sunscreen from his The historie of foure-footed beastes (1607); an open access scan of the 1658 edition is available here. I’ve written before about some … Continue reading

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First Impressions Last….

Guest blogger and Effaced associate Michelle Webb (PhD project at Exeter: ‘As fowle a ladie as the smale pox could make her’: facial disfigurement in sixteenth and seventeenth century England) writes: On November 10th 2016 the Centre for eighteenth-century studies … Continue reading

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Disease, Disability, Chronic Pain

Just back from the 10th Disease, Disability and Medicine conference in Swansea, where there was a distinct trend to challenge physical and mental impairments as the defining identifier of the individuals and communities discussed. Of particular interest to Effaced was the glimpse … Continue reading

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