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Online Conference on Histories of Disability and Emotions

June 13, 2023 - June 15, 2023

The history of disability and the history of emotions are now two well established fields. Historians of disabilities have often referred to and included emotions in their historical narratives. Examples of these are the existing histories related to the instrumental place occupied by pity in telethons, the tangible presence of rage and anger in histories of disability activism or the reference to (un)happiness in histories dealing with the emergence of special education. Despite the seemingly overall presence of emotions in disabilities histories, however, a more detailed examination of the role played by emotions in the history of disability is lacking. On the basis of a wide range of historical case studies the organizers of the conference Histories of Disability and Emotions aim at moving forward our knowledge and insights with regard to the methodological and theoretical approaches towards emotional histories of disabilities.

Online via Zoom (Register to get the Zoom-link)


June 13, 2023
June 15, 2023
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