Disability History month
In 2019, the School began to mark Disability History Month, which runs from late November to late December each year. PhD students and staff in the School collaborated to produce a series of posters, each dedicated to a historical figure or figures who lived with physical and/or intellectual disabilities or neurodiversity. The posters were displayed in and around teaching rooms and staff offices in South Street, St Katharine’s Lodge, and the Arts Building and were published on our School blog along with additional reading suggestions.
Details of forthcoming activities to mark Disability History Month 2020 will appear in due course.
- Disabling an Emperor: The Mutilation of Justinian II
- Will Sommers
- Benjamin Lay
- ‘Prisoner-patients’: criminalising intellectual disorders in Victorian Scotland
- Childbirth and mental illness, past and present
- Helen Keller, writer and activist