Disability, Prostheses, and Patenting in Historical Perspective
An international and interdisciplinary workshop
Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK
18-19 September 2014

As part of the AHRC Research Network “Rethinking Patenting Cultures”, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting cultures with particular regard to disability and prostheses. This event will see scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds come together to examine the relationship between physical impairment and commerce and the ways in which the commodification of disability affected everyday life and health from the eighteenth century.

The workshop will also include a public panel debate on historical and current representations of disability within museums and heritage organisations.

The symposium will take place at Leeds City Museum in the centre of Leeds. The full programme is here.
Registration: A very limited number of places are available at the workshop for non-speakers and these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please visit the project website to register, specifying “Workshop 3”. A registration fee is payable to cover catering costs. Please address any queries to the Network Administrator, Carl Warom.


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