News: Blogs and Events from Cultures of Disability

Upcoming talk on D/deaf history & heritage

23 November 2022 18:00-1915 The Manchester Classical Association, with the Cultures of Disabilities, Past and Present Network, present: Dr Ellen Adams (KCL) Language and landscape: using British Sign Language in historic storytelling This talk presents a project that explores how the visual/spatial language of BSL can effectively be deployed to present visual and material culture.…

Philosophy & Mental Health: Public Festival at HOME

Cluster members Dr Anna Bergqvist and Alana Wilde are running an exciting public festival at HOME Manchester exploring the ways in which philosophers can contribute to psychiatry and mental health. Featuring the annual lecture by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, this festival explores the challenges facing public mental health and includes contributions by artists, activists,…

Classics and Autism

Why Classical Myths can Chime with Autistic Experiences Professor Susan Deacy will be delivering a public lecture via Zoom, with BSL interpretation, on Wednesday 16 February 1pm-2pm. Register HERE Prof Susan Deacy will talk about her work with young people with autism, using classical mythology and the experiences and perceptions it highlights. This talk is…


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