We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for Saturday 25th March will be Professor Caroline Wilkinson from Liverpool John Moores University. Saturday's keynote address will take place on Saturday evening - please click here for a full schedule.
The changing social context relating to the depiction of faces of the dead for forensic identification and archaeological investigation
The depiction of faces of the dead can be a useful forensic tool for promoting identification and post-mortem facial depiction is described as the interpretation of human remains in order to suggest the living appearance of an individual. This paper provides an historical context relating to the changing view of society to the presentation and publication of post-mortem facial depictions and discusses the current ethical, practical and academic challenges associated with these images. In addition, this presentation will discuss the use of this technique to visualise faces of people from the past, including famous historical figures, preserved bodies and archaeological populations.