Category Archives: Early Modern

‘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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William Wordsworth’s Nose

While best known as Shakespeare’s death date and birthday, 23 April marked the anniversary of the death of another of England’s great poets—William Wordsworth (7/4/1770-23/4/1850). While visiting his former home, Dove Cottage, and the Wordsworth Museum this week, I was … Continue reading

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Resource News: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some exciting news from New York yesterday: The Met has released 375,000 images of artworks from their collections on open access via a Creative Commons Zero licence, which allows them to be shared, reused and remixed without charge. If what I’ve found in today’s … Continue reading

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New Effaced Team Publication

Delighted to announce that David M. Turner’s article ‘Impaired Children in Eighteenth-century England’ is now available on Advanced Access from Social History of Medicine  (doi: 10.1093/shm/hkw128, 2017). Subscribers can read it online here. Abstract People in the early modern period had long … Continue reading

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New Open Access Article from the Effaced Team

Effaced team member Emily Cock has an article in the new BMJ: Medical Humanities: ‘He would by no means risque his Reputation: patient and doctor shame in Daniel Turner’s De Morbis Cutaneis (1714) and Syphilis (1717)’. This includes discussion of facial surgeries … Continue reading

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Goat lip gloss

Today’s Fun Face Fact/Top Tip from Topsell is a recipe for a combined lip gloss and sunscreen from his The historie of foure-footed beastes (1607); an open access scan of the 1658 edition is available here. I’ve written before about some … 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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