Forged by Fire

Museum of the Order of St John

Over the past two centuries our work, leisure, homes and cities have been threatened by war, fire, gas,
chemicals, explosions, and hot liquids. Using museum collections and archival sources, and incorporating the
experiences of people injured and those around them, Forged by Fire tells the hidden story of these hazards,
how they have changed, and the efforts that have been invested in preventing and treating injuries. In doing so,
it reveals how burns and scalds have transformed the identities of people, communities and places in Britain.

‘Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000′ is funded by the AHRC and run by the University of Birmingham and Leeds Beckett University.

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