Category Archives: medieval

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 Publication!

Exciting news! Patricia Skinner’s new book, Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe is now available to pre-order. Even better, it’s open access thanks to the Wellcome Trust, so you can download the ebook for free (I see 467 people already … 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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History and Bullying

This week is Anti-Bullying Week in UK schools, and our friends at Changing Faces have posted invaluable advice and guidance on challenging the culture of bullying here. Bullying is of course not a new phenomenon, and took place in some … Continue reading

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Smiling in the Face of Death: ‘Death, Art and Anatomy’ at the University of Winchester

Trish Skinner and Emily Cock spent a sunny day facing death last week at Death, Art and Anatomy, an interdisciplinary conference that brought together art historians, medical historians, and practicing artists to explore the intersections between these fields. The conference was convened by … Continue reading

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