Category Archives: Classical

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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‘Corpus Historicus’ Conference

Followers might be interested in a conference taking place at the end of this month in Sosnowiec, Poland. The programme for ‘Corpus Historicus: The Body In/Of History‘  looks like a fascinatingly wide-ranging and interdisciplinary feast of body studies across history, and … Continue reading

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CFP: Disability Studies and the Classical Body

Effaced followers may be interested in the following call for papers, which proposes a fascinating conference on disability and the ‘classical’ body. We are excited to see one of our own collaborators, Jane Draycott, a confirmed speaker.   THE FORGOTTEN OTHER: DISABILITY … Continue reading

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Blog post at QMUL– Diagnosing Deviance: aversion, obscenity and the senses in classical antiquity

Effaced team member Mark Bradley has a guest post that may interest our readers on the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions blog this week: Diagnosing Deviance: aversion, obscenity and the senses in classical antiquity. Mark opens with … Continue reading

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Jane Draycott (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David), ‘Hair Loss as Facial Disfigurement in Ancient Rome?’

Dr Jane Draycott of the University of Wales, Trinity St David, will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 1. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract Physiognomy, the art of interpreting and judging … Continue reading

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Effaced: the missing noses of classical antiquity

The project group had its inaugural meeting in Cardiff on 17 October 2016 to brainstorm, discuss themes and plan for the project’s future directions. Below, Mark Bradley (Department of Classics, University of Nottingham) discusses the sort of thing we’ll be … Continue reading

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