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Didn’t go to the UK Disability Studies Conference 2010?

In September 2010, Lancaster University hosted the fifth international disability studies conference.  Over 140 paper and 20 posters were presented with keynote addresses given by Liz Crow, Caroline Gooding, Ruth Gould, Alana Officer and Adolf Ratzka.

For the first time, webcasts of the keynote sessions were available – these have been archived and can now be accessed here.  Of particular interest will be Liz Crow’s ‘Resistance: Transforming the Future’ where she talks about her work – which explores the Nazi programme that targeted disabled people – and discusses what it means to create new cultural representations of disability as tools for change.  Archived materials (such as PowerPoint slides) from the panel sessions are also available here.