Tag Archives: war

Facial Injuries and Care in World War I

Today’s post is from Eilis Boyle, a PhD student at the University of Leeds who is funded by the European Research Council as part of the Men, Women and Care project. Eilis writes: ‘My research looks at the ways in which … 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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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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Kosciuszko’s Face

An interesting face that I’ve encountered this month is General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746–1817): Polish independence and American Revolutionary War hero, and a friend of Thomas Jefferson who left him money for the freeing of slaves. This was a name I … 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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