What is disability and how has it been understood historically and across different cultures? How is disability presented in the arts and in our changing idea of what it means to be human? Is the term ‘disability’ useful for the development of disability rights or does it fail to capture the diversity of disabled experience? We will address these questions and consider the nature of disabled experience and the ways in which society is disabling.
Claire Jones is Lecturer in the History of Medicine, University of Kent.
Fiona Kumari Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Dundee.
Hannah Thompson is Reader in French, Royal Holloway University of London.
Danielle Sands is a Fellow, The Forum and Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.
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