The conference entitled, “Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability”, brought over 150 scientists together from 05 to 06 September 2019 to discuss international, comparative and transdisciplinary perspectives on disability. The two-day English-language event was enriched by three keynote lectures by historian Prof. Susan Burch (Middlebury College, USA), cultural sociologist Prof. Michael Schillmeier (University of Exeter, UK) and political scientist Prof. Mark Priestley (University of Leeds, UK). The participants represented a broad spectrum of international research on disability in the cultural and social sciences. The conference was hosted by Prof. Anne Waldschmidt (International Research Unit in Disability Studies – iDiS, University of Cologne) and Prof. Matthias Otten (TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences) in collaboration with Prof. Isabelle Ville (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS, Paris).
Today, disability is understood as a multidimensional phenomenon, specific construction, and multifaceted field of research that is researched internationally, comparatively and across disciplines. In Germany, Disability Studies is a relatively young field of research. In international and European countries, on the other hand, there is a longer, extremely diverse research tradition. For the first time in German-speaking countries, ALTER, the European Society for Disability Research, based in Paris, is organising its 8th Annual Conference 2019 at the University of Cologne.Continue reading International Conference in Disability Studies at the University of Cologne
September 1-4, 2019
This year’s doctoral school, (Self)Representing disAbILITY, is linked to the 8th Annual Conference of ALTER-ESDR’s theme: Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability: International, Comparative and Transdisciplinary Perspectives, which is linked to disABILITY MUNDUS, a group of European academics and universities who are actively engaged in and support scholarly research on disability. It takes place in cooperation with the University of Cologne, The Graduate School of the Faculty of Human Sciences, and iDiS, the International Research Unit in Disability Studies.Continue reading ALTERconf: 7th Annual ALTER disABILITY Mundus Doctoral School
Histories, Practices and Policies of Disability: International, Comparative and Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Cologne, Germany, 5 – 6 September 2019
Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for the 8th Annual ALTER Conference before 20 January 2019. It is possible to submit individual abstracts or suggest organising a session of three presentations focusing on the same theme. We particularly encourage comparative, interdisciplinary and international sessions. Researchers wishing to suggest a session are invited to submit both an individual abstract of their paper and an abstract describing the joint session and its participants.
More information: alterconf2019.sciencesconf.org