Category Archives: Early Modern

New Publication! Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present

The blog may have been a little quiet, but we have by no means been idle! We are thrilled to announce the release of our first major Effaced team publication: Approaching Facial Difference: Past and Present (Bloomsbury 2018). This is also the … Continue reading

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‘The All-Seeing Eye’: Registration now open

Registration and the full program for The All-Seeing Eye: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop on April 11 is now available. The program is hosted by some friends and members of the Effaced team at Swansea University, David M. Turner and Gemma … Continue reading

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CFP Portraiture: an Interdisciplinary Conference

A relevant call for papers for those interested in faces: Portraiture: an Interdisciplinary Conference This will be hosted by the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at the University of Durham, 13-15 July 2018. The CFP specifies that: Proposals may … Continue reading

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Conference Report: The Porous Body in Early Modern Europe

A belated report on The Porous Body in Medieval Europe. Trish and Emily had the pleasure of attending the first conference for the Renaissance Skin project led by Professor Evelyn Welch at King’s College London. The conference aimed “to consider the porousness of … Continue reading

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University of Exeter event: ‘Disfigured Faces: Modern and Early Modern’

Two members of the Effaced team will be presenting this Wednesday, 6 December, as part of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Medical History seminar series. Disfigured Faces: Modern and Early Modern, presented by Dr Suzannah Biernoff (Birkbeck) and Dr Michelle … Continue reading

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Free Event! ‘Making Faces: Beauty Lost and Found’

As part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities, the Effaced team is hosting a public event at Swansea University on 22 November 2017. Making Faces: Beauty Lost and Found will introduce members of the public to the fascinating world of … Continue reading

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Archaeological Facial Depiction for People from the Past with Facial Differences

Caroline Wilkinson is the Director of the School of Art and Design and of FaceLab at Liverpool John Moores University. She is the author of Forensic Facial Reconstruction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) and numerous articles. Archaeological Facial Depiction for … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘THE ALL-SEEING EYE’: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop

The Effaced from History? group is happy to be co-hosting a workshop at Swansea University with the Research Group for Health, History and Culture on 11 April 2018. The All-Seeing Eye: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures will explore medical, social, and … 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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