UWE, Bristol

The Box, St Matthias Campus

Friday 30 January 2009


9.30-10.00 Coffee

10.00-11.00 Gideon Calder (Newport), ‘Capability, Disability and the Medical and Social Models’

11.00-12.00 Philip Cole (Newport), ‘The Body Politic: Theorising Disability and Impairment’

Donna Reeve (Lancaster), ‘Sick or disabled?: A discussion of the interaction between chronic illness and disablism in the lives of two women with MS’

12.00-1.00 Lunch

1.00-2.00 Tessa Sanderson (UWE), ‘Capturing the Personal Impact of Chronic Illness’

2.00-3.00 Vicky Long (Warwick), ‘Blossoming into ‘Real People’? Framing Schizophrenia as Chronic Illness or Disability in the Context of Social and Economic Rehabilitation, 1945-1980′

David Turner (Swansea), ‘Disability History before “Disability”: Conceptualising Impairment and Chronic Illness in Early Modern England’

3.00-3.30 Coffee

3.30-4.30 Markus Schrenk (Nottingham), ‘Can and shall the concept of disability differ from the concept of chronic illness?’

Andrew McGettigan (Central Saint Martins, UAL), ‘CFS/ME: Can a Phenomenological Approach help?’

4.30-5.30 Julie Anderson (Manchester), ‘Constructions and Frameworks; Historical Reflections on the Nature of Disability and Chronic Illness’

To register:

Please email Dr Havi Carel ([email protected]) to reserve a place for this workshop (there is no registration fee).

contact person: Dr Julie Anderson

Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

University of Manchester

Room 2.69

2nd Floor Simon Building

Brunswick Street


M13 9PL


Tel: (44) 0161 275 5947

Fax: (44) 0161 275 5699