Mel Y. Chen – Unpacking Intoxication, Racializing Disability

William Viney writes – This is the third of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In “Unpacking Intoxication, Racializing Disability” Mel Y. Chen shows how concepts such as ‘toxicity’ and Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines (Conference, 1-2 July 2015)

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies 1-2 July, 2015 Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University Keynote Speakers: Julie Allan (University of Birmingham, UK) Peter Beresford (Brunel University London, UK) David Mitchell (George Washington University, USA) Sharon Snyder (George Washington University, USA) When we Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (Registrations Open, Conference, Switzerland, January 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies 26-28th January, 2015 Brocher Foundation, Switzerland Registration is open to attend the “Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies” conference. Attendance is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Luna Dolezal or Barry Lyons Read the full article…

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research – Liverpool (Workshop 21 November 2014)

Friday 21st November 2014, 10.30 – 5pm The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool Registration Open: Please email Harriet Ryder to register. The University of Liverpool’s Centre for Health, Arts and Science (CHARTS) is hosting the second in the series of Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research workshops.  We are delighted that this workshop is being held in collaboration with Read the full article…

Disability and Disciplines: Conference on Education, Cultural, and Disability Studies (CfP, Liverpool, July 1-2, 2015)

A two-day conference at Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, 1-2 July, 2015. When we think of disability in Higher Education we are likely to think in terms of access, Learning Support Plans, and so on. These and other such things are of great importance but only represent part of the approach Read the full article…

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies (CfP, Conference, Switzerland, 26-28 Jan 2015)

Conceptualizing Disability as a Public Health Issue: Impairment, Enhancement and Emerging Biotechnologies Brocher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland 26-28 January, 2015 There is broad evidence indicating that the total number of persons experiencing disability has increased substantially in recent times. Emerging biotechnologies offer the possibility to affect and transform (and disrupt) many aspects of life of those Read the full article…

“Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” (CfP, Special Issue of Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies)

Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers Special Issue: “Disability and Blood: Blood and the Crips” Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD) Since the HIV/AIDS blood feuds of the 1990s, scholarship into social and cultural definitions of blood has provided much-needed insights into statistical (Tukufu Zuberi), economical (Catherine Read the full article…