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Disrupting Our Sense of the Past: Medical Photographs that Push Interpreters to the Limits of Historical Analysis

Jason Bate is Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Falmouth University. His PhD was on photography, disfiguration and reconstructive surgery in England during and after the First World War, and he has since published articles in History … 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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Artist: Ashkan Honarvar

Because the face is so closely tied to identity, it regularly features in the work of artists looking to engage with this theme, including in relation to corporal fragility and the disruption of identity. One artist who uses collage and … Continue reading

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Jason Bate (Exeter), ‘The limits of medical history: archives, photographs, and encountering facial disfiguration from the First World War’

Jason Bate of the University of Exeter will be speaking at the Effaced from History conference on April 2. To register and view the full program, visit the conference website. Abstract This paper explores photographs of facial plastic surgery cases from the … Continue reading

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