Application Deadline: PhD Studentship: ‘Disability’ and Stuart Seafarers, 1600-1750

This project focuses on how impaired Stuart seafarers became identified as ‘disabled’. Engaging with critical disabilities studies where ‘disability’ is understood as a historically and culturally variable category, the project explores how early modern attitudes towards specific physical and sensorial impairments in effect disabled Stuart naval personnel, changing their lived experiences through this categorisation. Researching the…

Application Deadline: Dissertation Seminar: Disability as Method: Crippling the Archive

Led by Jason Farr (Marquette University) and Elizabeth Bearden (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Four meetings across the academic year on Fridays: September 27, 2024; November 1, 2024; February 7, 2025; and April 25, 2025, from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Central Time In-person at the Newberry APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2024 This seminar aims to assist graduate students…

Visionary Technology: Exploring Eyeglasses and Impairment in the NLM’s Collections

This talk will be live-streamed globally, and archived on NLM's YouTube Channel and NIH VideoCasting. Join Dr. Rachael Gillibrand as she explores the connections between eye impairments and the creation of eyeglasses, using the collections of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The talk will highlight items from her 'ocular impairment' resource collection, accessible through…

Abstract Deadline: Special Issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies on the Topic of Jesuits and Disability

In anticipation of a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies (expected publication in fall 2027), we are seeking proposals for articles that treat the subject of Jesuits and disability. We welcome a range of disciplinary approaches (including history, art history, linguistics, theater, theology, philosophy, literature, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, musicology, astronomy, gender studies, etc.),…