Free online talks for Disability History Month

Free online talks for Disability History Month
A series of free online talks from ManMetUni: Research and Knowledge Exchange for Disability History Month
 
 
 
You will need to register for each talk - the dates, times, and links for each talk are set out below
 
 
Talk 1
Wed, 3 November 2021 - 18:00 โ€“ 19:30 GMT
๐‡๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‡๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ: ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐‡๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ
๐ƒ๐ซ ๐‰๐š๐ข๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐๐ข explores the experience of hearing loss, and attempts to โ€˜cureโ€™ deafness in Anglo-American culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. She shows that deafness was a widespread experience, and examines the evolution of hearing technologies โ€“ particularly hearing aids โ€“ as objects of desire as well as assistive technology.
 
 
Talk 2
Wed, 10 November 2021 - 18:00 โ€“ 19:30 GMT
๐Œ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ
๐ƒ๐ซ ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ฒ๐ง ๐‡๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค examines the practice of pilgrimage in Manchester and the North-West in the 18th and 19th centuries, showing how people sought miracle cures for a range of illnesses and impairments.
 
 
Talk 3
Wed, 17 November 2021 - 18:00 โ€“ 19:30 GMT
๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐€๐ง๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‘๐จ๐ฆ๐ž
๐ƒ๐ซ ๐„๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š-๐‰๐š๐ฒ๐ง๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ก๐š๐ฆ uses archaeological evidence from Ancient Rome to explore disability in the classical world. She uses votives โ€“ models of the human body made as offerings to the gods โ€“ to ask what it was like to have a physical impairment in Roman Italy. This is a joint paper with the Manchester Classical Association and Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage.
 
 
Talk 4
Wed, 24 November 2021 - 18:00 โ€“ 19:30 GMT
๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง ๐„๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐, ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ
๐ƒ๐ซ ๐’๐ข๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐‰๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ traces the little-known lives of people with learning disabilities from the communities of eighteenth-century England to the nineteenth-century asylum and care in todayโ€™s society. Using evidence from civil and criminal court-rooms, joke books, slang dictionaries, novels, art and caricature, this talk brings into sharp focus the lives of people often seen as the most marginalized in society.
 
 
 
Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts