Tag Archives: medieval

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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Tooth Worms

Today’s guest post is by Geraldine Gnych. Geraldine is a first year PhD student at Swansea University studying medieval oral health, dentistry and speech impediments, with a view to also researching Cleft Lip and Palate. Her research is currently focused on medical … Continue reading

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Conference Alert: Chronic Pain in the Middle Ages

Sorry to have missed the CFP, but followers with an interest in medieval bodies may like to know about this fascinating-sounding conference at UCL on September 29. ‘Why is my pain perpetual?’ (Jer 15:18): Chronic Pain in the Middle Ages … 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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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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Theresa Tyers (Swansea), “Trotule (Trotula) puts many things on to decorate and embellish the face but I intend solely to remove infection”: L’abbe Poutrel and his Chirurgerie c.1300′

Dr Theresa Tyers from Swansea University will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract Modern scholars have noted that the work of surgeons and physicians in … 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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