CFP: Writing the Self in Pain – Historical Perspectives

We are delighted to invite papers for our international conference Writing the Self in Pain: Historical Perspectives, to be held at the University of Helsinki on 24–25 October 2024. The deadline for proposals is 31 May 2024. Check out for the criteria for proposals below. About the conference Pain as an affective, simultaneously sensory and…

CFP: Queer Cripping, Art, and Resistance

deadline for submissions: May 31, 2024 full name / name of organization: Iraboty Kazi, University of Western Ontario contact email: ikazi3@uwo.ca UAAC Panel Session Queerness and disability have long intersected, from the medicalization of queerness, institutionalization, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic to contemporary address, such as the ongoing suppression of Trans* healthcare rights.  Queer/crip refusals of…

Conference: Age and Health, 1500-1800

Lightfoot Room, St John's College, Cambridge and on Zoom

Lightfoot Room, St John's College, Cambridge and on Zoom, June 24, 2024 - June 24, 2024 Registration is now open for the conference Age and Health, 1500-1800. The conference asks how experiences of health and ill health shaped and were governed by age stages, and how they shifted across the lifecycle. The conference is free to attend,…

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.),…