CfP: Reframing the Gaze: Maria Theresia Paradis, Blind Musicians, and Musical Culture in the Decades before Braille

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Reframing the Gaze: Maria Theresia Paradis, Blind Musicians, and Musical Culture in the Decades before Braille  A Bicentenary Symposium November 22-24, 2024 Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA) proposal deadline: August 1, 2024 We invite proposals for presentations on the life, works, and worlds of Maria Theresia Paradis (1759-1824) in celebration of her…

CFP: Special Issue – Disability and Disease in the Novel

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Studies in the Novel: Disability and Disease in the Novel Editors: Dr. Lydia R. Cooper (University of Seattle) and Dr. Matthew L. Reznicek (University of Minnesota) In this Special Issue, we are looking for scholars engaged with the question of how the novel returns us to the…

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…

CFP: 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.),…