Monthly Archives: July 2017

From ‘staring’ to ‘not caring’: the experiences of living with facial difference among adults with cleft lip and palate

Patricia Neville is Lecturer in Social Sciences in the School of Oral and Dental Sciences at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous articles on the intersection between the social sciences and dental health and education. Andrea Waylen is Senior … Continue reading

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‘Cancelled’: The Blinded and Disfigured British Soldier of the First World War

Today’s guest post is by Gary Haines. Gary is currently finishing his MPhil history of art thesis ‘and he had such beautiful eyes’ The cultural discourse of the blinded British soldier of the First World War, 1915 – 1939 with Birkbeck College where he also occasionally teaches. … Continue reading

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Hair Loss as Facial Disfigurement in Ancient Rome?

Jane Draycott is the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow in the Department of Classics at the University of Glasgow. She co-edited, with Emma-Jayne Graham, Bodies of Evidence: Ancient Anatomical Votives, Past, Present and Future (London: Routledge, 2017) Hair Loss … Continue reading

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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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