Category Archives: Representation

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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Call the Midwife: Topical Episode

Nice to have a chance to catch up on last week’s Call the Midwife (available on BBC iPlayer for the next month), which features a character with significant facial scarring. Some spoilers ahead. One of the major plot lines focuses on … Continue reading

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Conference Report: The Porous Body in Early Modern Europe

A belated report on The Porous Body in Medieval Europe. Trish and Emily had the pleasure of attending the first conference for the Renaissance Skin project led by Professor Evelyn Welch at King’s College London. The conference aimed “to consider the porousness of … Continue reading

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CFP: Medical and Metaphorical Wounds from the Middle Ages to the First World War

A two-day workshop at the Science Museum, London, that may be of interest to our followers: January 26 and 27, 2018. Wounds and their meaning have differed over time: from stigmata to the psychological wounding of soldiers in the First … 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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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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