Enabling the Past: new perspectives in the history of disability Friday 17 – Sunday 19 June 2005 Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK

Disability is an innovative field, traversing a wide range of subjects and themes including historical dimensions. This conference aims to explore this diversity, consider new perspectives and offer dynamic directions for further research.

PLENARIES:

Zina Weygand, Centre National des Arts et Métiers, Paris Author (with Catherine Kudlick), Reflections: the Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary France, New York University Press, 2001

Jeffrey Reznick, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington DC Author, Healing the Nation: Soldiers and the Culture of Caregiving in Britain During the Great War, Manchester University Press, 2005.

Paul K Longmore, San Francisco State University, California Author, Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability, Temple University Press, 2003.

Full programme to follow. For latest details and registration form, see <http://www.chstm.man.ac.uk/events/enabling-the-past.htm> or contact the conference organisers: Dr Julie Anderson, julie.anderson (at) manchester.ac.uk Dr Ana Carden-Coyne, a.cc (at) manchester.ac.uk