Disability in English Literature to 1800 (Livestream)

An interdisciplinary conference examining disability across medieval, early modern, and eighteenth century literature. UCSB Early Modern Center This event has in-person and virtual attendance. This interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars studying a variety “body matters,” including representations of disability or ability in premodern literature, the continuum of embodiment explored by premodern authors, and the relation…

CFP Deadline: Age and Health, 1500-1800 PGR/ECR Conference

Conference for Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers on Age and Health, 1500-1800. Submission deadline: Wednesday, 31 January 2024 Conference on24 June 2024 at the University of Cambridge. Send title, abstract (c. 200 words), and short bio to ageandhealth2024@gmail.com

MLA 2024

Sessions of interest: Thursday, 4 January Session 16: Neurodivergent Romanticisms 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Loews – Commonwealth D (2nd Floor) Friday, 5 January Session 186: Health, Care, and Disability in the Early Modern Francophone World 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Marriott – Grand I (Level 5) Session 251: Health, Care, and Aging in Seventeenth-…

Online Conference on Histories of Disability and Emotions

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…

CFP Deadline: SCSC 2023 Baltimore: Disability in the Early Modern Mediterranean World

We are looking for papers for one or more sessions under the broad title, “Disability in the Early Modern Mediterranean World,” for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, to be held in Baltimore, MD in October, 2023. For the past forty years or so, disability studies theories have suggested understanding of human bodies and minds and…

ASECS 2023

The following at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies may be of particular interest: Session 30: Eighteenth–century Cripistemologies I (located in Sterling 9) Session 38: “Alternative” Medicine in the Eighteenth Century I (located in Sterling 2) Session 85: Roundtable: Intersectional Approaches to Eighteenth–century Disability (located in Sterling 3) Session 116: Health…

CFP: Histories of Disability and Emotions

CFP – Histories of Disability and Emotions – An International Online Conference Hosted by KU Leuven and the University of Liège, Belgium, 13-15 June 2023 The history of disability and the history of emotions are now well-established fields of research. They have experienced relatively similar debates and methodological developments, and they have strong, if complicated,…

2023 MLA Convention

The 2023 MLA Convention will be held in San Francisco January 5-8. Sessions of particular interest include: Cervantes, the Body, and Disability Friday, 6 January 2023 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM Marriott Marquis – Yerba Buena Salon 6 (Lower B2 Level) New Directions in Long-Eighteenth-Century Disability Studies Friday, 6 January 2023 3:30 PM – 4:45…

CFP Deadline: Disability in the Vast Early Americas Conference

In association with the University of Notre Dame and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, conference organizers, Laurel Daen and Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, invite abstracts for a conference on “Disability in the Vast Early Americas” to be held as a hybrid event at the University of Notre Dame on October 21-22, 2023. We…