Category Archives: News

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

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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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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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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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Intersections of Disfigurement

As Emily goes Stateside at the end of this week in search of Thomas Jefferson’s attitudes toward disfiguring punishment , it is timely to examine the history of the only transatlantic inhabitant of our banner image (top right), Rosie Ground … Continue reading

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