Category Archives: News

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

Posted in Body, conferences, medieval, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

You Can’t Ask That: Facial Difference

In case you missed it, the ABC series You Can’t Ask That recently interviewed a number of people with facial differences about their experiences. The series has become highly acclaimed in Australia for giving a wide range of marginalised groups … Continue reading

Posted in Changing Faces, Contemporary, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Effaced Team Publication

Many congratulations to Effaced member Suzannah Biernoff, whose latest book, Portraits of Violence: War and the Aesthetics of Disfigurement is now out with University of Michigan Press. Suzannah provided a fascinating keynote on this material for our conference, so we’ll look … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Modern, News, Publications, Representation, Resources, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PhD Studentship: ‘“False Teeth for the Masses”: Artificial Teeth as Technologies, Prostheses and Commodities in Britain, 1848-1948’, University of Kent.

Canny undergraduates interested in facial difference (or the university staff who know them) might be interested in this PhD studentship being advertised by the Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent, in collaboration … Continue reading

Posted in Modern, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Classical, conferences, News, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Contemporary, Early Modern, medieval, Modern, News, Resources, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment