Disability in the Disciplines 2-Day Conference

April 25, 2019 - 5:00 pm to April 26, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The field of disability studies suggests that our vulnerabilities and weaknesses are what make us human. Starting from the essential perspective that disability rights are human rights, the study of disability helps us to realize that difference is, perhaps paradoxically, the one thing we all have in common. How do our definitions of "health" shift when we accept that there is no "normal"? How does the centering of disability alter our disciplinary assumptions, and enrich our educational, medical, legal, and artistic practices?

Explore these questions at "Disability in the Disciplines," a two-day conference at Duke University on April 25-26, 2019. Organized by the Disability and Access Initiative, an interdisciplinary faculty working group within the Health Humanities Lab, the conference will engage Duke faculty across the schools and departments, as well as students and members of the community.

Register here: https://tickets.duke.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArti...

Location

Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater

Contact

katherine.berko@duke.edu