Tag Archives: WWI

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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A familiar face: wartime facial wounds and William Kearsey

Dr Kerry Neale works in the Military Heraldry and Technology Section of the Australian War Memorial. She completed her PhD thesis through the University of New South Wales on the experiences of disfigured Great War veterans in Britain and the … Continue reading

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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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‘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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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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Facial Difference in ‘Wonder Woman’

Spoilers ahead for those yet to see the movie. I finally saw Wonder Woman last night. I already wanted to live on a paradisaical Amazonian island, and this has solidified that desire. The movie was fun, the cinematography was spectacular, I … 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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