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Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?

Jane Frances is Policy Advisor in Education for Changing Faces. She is the author of Educating Children with Facial Disfigurement (London: Routledge/Falmer, 2004). Does researching disfigurement risk perpetuating stigma?  This chapter’s exploration of the relationship between facial disfigurement, stigma, and … Continue reading

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‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern England

Michelle Webb is completing her PhD in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on facial disfigurement in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern … Continue reading

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Dis/enabling Courtesy and Chivalry in the Middle English and Early Modern Gawain Romances and Ballads

Dr Bonnie Millar from the University of Nottingham opens the Approaches to Facial Difference volume. Bonnie is Research Assistant in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She specializes in late medieval courtly literature, and has published … Continue reading

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Festival of Facialities

Welcome to the 2017 Effaced from History? Summer Festival of Facialities! Effaced from History? aims to expose and examine how facial disfigurement has been conceived, represented, responded to, and affected the lives of people since antiquity. Over the next few … Continue reading

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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

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New Effaced Team Publication

Delighted to announce that David M. Turner’s article ‘Impaired Children in Eighteenth-century England’ is now available on Advanced Access from Social History of Medicine  (doi: 10.1093/shm/hkw128, 2017). Subscribers can read it online here. Abstract People in the early modern period had long … Continue reading

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New Open Access Article from the Effaced Team

Effaced team member Emily Cock has an article in the new BMJ: Medical Humanities: ‘He would by no means risque his Reputation: patient and doctor shame in Daniel Turner’s De Morbis Cutaneis (1714) and Syphilis (1717)’. This includes discussion of facial surgeries … Continue reading

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