Time of Our Lives/Performance of Disability Histories
16 November 2009
Dissemination event for Dr Sonali Shah's Beyond Text workshop
Centre of Disability Studies, University of Leeds
Tuesday 15th December 10.30am-4.30pm
he focus of the day is to discuss the key question ‘Has Life Changed for Disabled People since the Second World War to the present day?’
Through a combination of presentations and debate the conference will explore:
The changing experiences of disability in Family Life, Medical Treatment, Education, Employment and Identity
Different ways of understanding and communicating disability history – i.e. through social science or disability arts
Connecting macro-level policy and personal life stories to understand social change in the lives of disabled people
The conference will discuss the findings of the Time of Our Lives project (funded by the Nuffield Foundation) and Performance of Disability Histories project (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council).
The event is free to attend, but places are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
To book your place please contact the project leader: Dr Sonali Shah