As the publications from Medieval Disfigurement continue to roll off the presses Open Access (I’ll post some links presently), and the book of Medieval Disfigurement goes to press at Macmillan, this post is to redirect you to the follow-on, more ambitious project Effaced from History, which has its own blog and Twitter @effacedproject
Effaced, sponsored again by the Wellcome Trust, has now been running for nearly a year, hence the relative silence on the Medieval Disfigurement blog.
I’m really excited about the new project, incorporating as it does collaboration with the UK charity Changing Faces, and with scholars working in all periods from antiquity to the present day. Please do visit and consider following its blog for news of future developments. The medieval group will be exploring the issue of language, translation and disfigurement, as well as a special focus on the transitions between Latin and the vernacular in representations of facial difference.