Monthly Archives: July 2017

A ‘Spectacle’ of the Face: Eyewear in the Nineteenth Century

Today’s guest post comes from Gemma Almond, who is a second year AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award student at the Science Museum and Swansea University. Her PhD focuses on vision aids and the correction of vision in the nineteenth century, and … Continue reading

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Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?

Jane Frances is Policy Advisor in Education for Changing Faces. She is the author of Educating Children with Facial Disfigurement (London: Routledge/Falmer, 2004). Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?  This chapter’s exploration of the relationship between facial disfigurement, stigma, and … Continue reading

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Facial Injuries and Care in World War I

Today’s post is from Eilis Boyle, a PhD student at the University of Leeds who is funded by the European Research Council as part of the Men, Women and Care project. Eilis writes: ‘My research looks at the ways in which … Continue reading

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‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern England

Michelle Webb is completing her PhD in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on facial disfigurement in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern … Continue reading

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Conference Alert: Chronic Pain in the Middle Ages

Sorry to have missed the CFP, but followers with an interest in medieval bodies may like to know about this fascinating-sounding conference at UCL on September 29. ‘Why is my pain perpetual?’ (Jer 15:18): Chronic Pain in the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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Dis/enabling Courtesy and Chivalry in the Middle English and Early Modern Gawain Romances and Ballads

Dr Bonnie Millar from the University of Nottingham opens the Approaches to Facial Difference volume. Bonnie is Research Assistant in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She specializes in late medieval courtly literature, and has published … Continue reading

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Festival of Facialities

Welcome to the 2017 Effaced from History? Summer Festival of Facialities! Effaced from History? aims to expose and examine how facial disfigurement has been conceived, represented, responded to, and affected the lives of people since antiquity. Over the next few … Continue reading

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