8 December Anaïs Van Ertvelde will give an introductory guest lecture on critical disability studies at the University of Gent. The lecture is part of a course for BA and MA students in literature, philosophy and sociology programmes. The lecture will deal with the shifting meanings and perceptions of disability since World War II, the evolution of disability activism, and the response of scholars in disability studies to these developments.
The 3rd International Disability Studies Conference will be hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 30 November – 2 December 2017.
Anna Derksen will present her paper: ‘The Disabled Body, Citizenship and Social Belonging: The International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) and Its Impacts on Welfare Policies and Civil Rights Debates in the Nordic Countries’ at the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health Conference on The Body Politic: States in the History of Medicine and Health.
The conference will be hosted by the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romenia from 30 August – 2 September. Link to conference website: http://eahmhconference2017.ro/general-information/
Anna Derksen will present her paper ‘The Struggle for Disability Rights in a Development Context: Entanglements and Exchanges between Scandinavia and the Global South in the 1980s’ at the SOCIUM Social Policies and the Welfare State in the Global South Conference.
The conference will be hosted by the Universität Bremen, Germany from 14-15 September. Link to conference website: http://www.lateinamerika-geschichte.uni-bremen.de/?p=1641