Taking Stock: The Third Disability History Conference at LMA

24 Nov 2017, 11.00-15.30, London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB

"An exciting programme of presentations and workshops will open up our understanding and perceptions of impairment, disability and the lived experience of people from the past. What are our sources and how do they get created? What do they tell us? What don’t they tell us? Could they be misleading us? Come and join the big debate. 

Speakers include: 

Amy Oulton, Graphic Designer, Campaigner and Traveller – Amy is a wheelchair user who spent three months backpacking across Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Japan with her friend Steph. Find out what she experienced and discovered on this amazing journey.

Louise Bell, The National Archives –  Prosthetics, recovery and rehabilitation in First World War and beyond.

Sally Bevan, London Metropolitan Archives – The Heart and Soul Oral History Project. Voices speaking to the present and creating a record for the future

Stephanie Wright, University of Southampton – Exploring the history of disability through Roman archaeology

 Workshops. Choose A or B:  

  1. Project Building. How can good heritage based ideas get turned into an effective and engaging project which contribute to our histories.
  2. The Ethical Dilemma Café. A chance to discuss some of the ethical concerns around creating collections, offering access and public engagement."

This event is part of Disability History Month  and Explore Your Archive

FREE – booking essential via Eventbrite.

Teas and coffees will be served. Please note there are no food catering facilities on-site. You are welcome to bring a picnic.