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Hope Park hosts Disability and Disciplines conference

David Bolt 150 x 150 Tuesday 30 June 2015

The Centre for Culture and Disability Studies’ (CCDS’) biennial conference will be held at Hope Park campus on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July 2015.

‘Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural and Disability Studies’ will discuss the impact of disability in higher education.

Associate Professor Dr David Bolt, Director of the CCDS, said: “The Disability and Disciplines Conference endorses the appreciation of disability within the academy. The aim is that more engagement with disability studies will translate into changing social attitudes towards disability.

“As a regular event hosted by the CCDS, the conference brings the work of everyone in the Department of Disability and Education together with that of new and established academics from around the world." 

The key theme of the programme is a more complex understanding of disability, which challenges assumptions and prejudicial actions, while also recognising qualities and positivity.

Keynote presentations:

  • The Arts and Inclusive Imagination: Spaces for Civic Engagement by Julie Allan, University of Birmingham
  • From Psychiatry to Disability Studies and Mad Studies: Exploring Uncharted Relationships by Peter Beresford, Brunel University London
  • The Crip Art of Failure in Education by David T Mitchell and Sharon L Snyder, George Washington University

Click here for the conference programme

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