Category Archives: conferences

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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‘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: The Porous Body in Renaissance Europe

Given Effaced’s interests in the exposed, perforated, marked or otherwise unusual facial skin, our readers might be interested in this call for papers from the Renaissance Skin project, based at Kings College, London: King’s College, London, November 30 – December 1, 2017 … 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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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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Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman

Here’s another interesting-sounding project on the radar. Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds. The project is hosting a range of talks starting October 18 with Professor Sarah … Continue reading

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