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UK Face Equality Day – May 26

A reminder that this Friday, May 26, will mark the first Face Equality Day run by the charity Changing Faces, which advocates for people with facial difference. The aim of the day is to increase awareness of facial difference, and … Continue reading

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Do You Wanna Know How I Got These Scars?

Something for Monday Morning: a brilliant little subversion of the narratives of acquired facial disfigurement (and of course the famous line as delivered by Heath Ledger’s Joker, and his many conflicting stories of his scars’ origins) from The Awkward Yeti series by … Continue reading

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You Can’t Ask That: Facial Difference

In case you missed it, the ABC series You Can’t Ask That recently interviewed a number of people with facial differences about their experiences. The series has become highly acclaimed in Australia for giving a wide range of marginalised groups … Continue reading

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Artist: Ashkan Honarvar

Because the face is so closely tied to identity, it regularly features in the work of artists looking to engage with this theme, including in relation to corporal fragility and the disruption of identity. One artist who uses collage and … Continue reading

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Seeking Guest Bloggers

Are you or someone you know a postgraduate student or early career researcher working on facial difference, in any period? Are you interested in contributing to the Effaced from History blog? If so we would love to hear from you! … Continue reading

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A Different Take on Staring

Is developmental prosopagnosia (DP) a disorder of face perception? This was the question posed by Dr Katie Fisher in a Psychology seminar at Swansea today. Dr Fisher’s research, conducted at Birkbeck, University of London’s Brain and Behaviour Lab explored both … Continue reading

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‘neither nose nor eyne’

It’s fair to say that you encounter a lot of truly awful doggerel verse in early modern texts. But even bad poetry can be amusing: so, for some lighthearted weekend reading, please enjoy this 1577 poem from Timothy Kendall that … Continue reading

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