Category Archives: Publications

Medieval Burns – a neglected topic?

Burns are a curiously elusive topic for research in medieval studies, yet burns to the face and hands must have been fairly ubiquitous in a medieval society which interacted daily (and nightly) with naked flames. Fire was a domestic fixture, … Continue reading

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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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Portraits, Likenesses, Composites? Facial Difference in Forensic Art

Kathryn Smith is completing her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. A member of FaceLab, her doctoral research project is a cross-cultural consideration of the ethics of professional and public attitudes to visual depictions of the dead in contemporary culture. … Continue reading

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‘Trotule (Trotula) puts many things on to decorate and embellish the face but I intend solely to remove infection’: L’abbé Poutrel and his Chirurgerie c.1300

Theresa Tyers is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Swansea University, having completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham. She has published several articles on medieval vernacular healthcare manuals. ‘Trotule (Trotula) … 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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Making up the Female Face: Pain and imagination in the music videos of CocoRosie

Morna Laing is Senior Lecturer at the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Her PhD research explored the representation of the ‘woman-child’ in fashion magazines, and she has published articles in Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty. … Continue reading

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From ‘staring’ to ‘not caring’: the experiences of living with facial difference among adults with cleft lip and palate

Patricia Neville is Lecturer in Social Sciences in the School of Oral and Dental Sciences at the University of Bristol. She has published numerous articles on the intersection between the social sciences and dental health and education. Andrea Waylen is Senior … Continue reading

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