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Call for Papers: ‘THE ALL-SEEING EYE’: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures Workshop

The Effaced from History? group is happy to be co-hosting a workshop at Swansea University with the Research Group for Health, History and Culture on 11 April 2018. The All-Seeing Eye: Vision and Eyesight Across Time and Cultures will explore medical, social, and … Continue reading

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‘Cancelled’: The Blinded and Disfigured British Soldier of the First World War

Today’s guest post is by Gary Haines. Gary is currently finishing his MPhil history of art thesis ‘and he had such beautiful eyes’ The cultural discourse of the blinded British soldier of the First World War, 1915 – 1939 with Birkbeck College where he also occasionally teaches. … Continue reading

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A ‘Spectacle’ of the Face: Eyewear in the Nineteenth Century

Today’s guest post comes from Gemma Almond, who is a second year AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award student at the Science Museum and Swansea University. Her PhD focuses on vision aids and the correction of vision in the nineteenth century, and … Continue reading

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15thC Cat Scratching

Our friends at Mapping the Medieval Countryside have alerted us to this unfortunate incident of facial injury in a proof of age from Worcestershire, 15 June 1426. In order to attest that Thomas Dyneley had turned 21 on July 7 the previous year, witnesses … Continue reading

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