Schlagwort-Archive: Konferenz

Call for abstracts for the research conference ‘Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane’ July 2016, Manchester

THE Annual International Conference, Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane, will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University July 2016 and organisers are calling for papers on (Re)claiming the human: In times of crisis.

Alongside Manchester Met, The Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing will host the conference and it will be run in association with other educational institutions including The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Chester.

The conference aims to bring together activists, students, practitioners and academics to consider the concept of the ‘human’ and collect papers that explore the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be human in times of crisis?
  • How can we work through the entangled connections of nature, society, technology, medicine and biopower that (un)make the human?
  • Are categorisations (e.g. disabled, vulnerable, hardest hit, scroungers, migrants) being used to define and defend, as well as to resist, ‘human’ ways of being?
  • Are categorisations (e.g. autism, ADHD, depression) being used (and abused) in the (de)construction of the human?
  • How might new conceptions of vulnerability, debility and frailty frame new disability commons?
  • In what ways are new austerity measures shaping narrower and limiting categorisations of the human?
  • What ways are there to explore this within and across wider communities?
  • What is the role of academia (learning, teaching and research)?


Abstracts of no more than 200 words (with an additional short bio of 100 words) should be submitted by 28th February, 2016. To submit an abstract, please email: Taken from


Conference: Inclusion, Participation and Human Rights in Disability Research Comparisons and Exchanges (July 2016)

5th Annual Conference: Inclusion, Participation and Human Rights in Disability Research Comparisons and Exchanges in Stockholm – Sweden, 30 June – 1 July 2016

The conference is organised in the context of the annual meeting of Alter – European Society for Disability Research. Its goal is to offer a European and international multidisciplinary view of disability research, across its whole spectrum, addressing sociohistorical and political dimensions as well as the subjective experiences of the actors concerned (disabled persons themselves and those close to them, professionals of the field and other social and political actors). Considering disability as a category of analysis is also likely to shed light on the modes of organisation of contemporary societies.


cfp Lancaster Disability Studies conference (Sept 2016)

Lancaster University’s Centre for Disability Research is delighted to announce our 8th Disability Studies conference will take place 6th-8th September 2016.

The conference has a rich history of bringing together international researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.
Call for papers are now open, the deadline for submissions is 31st March 2016 and you can find out more here: Weiterlesen

CfP: Konferenz „Falling Out of Line. Music and the Exceptional“

Die Kunstuniversität Graz läd ein zur Konferenz Falling Out of Line. Music and the Exceptional, die von 4. bis 5. Dezember 2015 an der Kunstuniversität stattfinden wird. Die Ausschreibung läuft noch bis 15. August.

Anna Benedikt und Danielle Sofer

Disability Studies Conference in Lancaster 2014

The Lancaster disability studies conferences have brought together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.

The 2014 conference will take place from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th September 2014. The online booking system is now open.

Details are available on the booking information pages.

Disability Studies International Conference 2013

Der Link zu einer internationalen DS Konferenz mit breitem Themenansatz:

Disability Studies International Conference
‘The art of belonging’
October 31 – November 2, 2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Europäische Zeitschrift für Disability Research und jährliche Konferenz (ALTER)

Die Zeitschrift Alter ist ein peer-reviewed wissenschaftliches Journal, das sich, wie die HerausgeberInnen selber schreiben, mit Behinderung in all seinen Variationen befasst. Wer Interesse hat, einen Artikel hier zu publizieren, hier gehts zur Website.

Seit 2012 organisiert die Zeitschrift Alter zudem eine wissenschaftliche Konferenz. Auf der Webseite der Konferenz von 2012 in Paris kann man nachlesen, was letztes Jahr auf der Konferenz präsentiert wurde. Außerdem gibt es dort die Präsentationen und zum Teil auch die Texte zum Herunterladen.

Von 3. bis 5. Juli 2013 findet die jährliche Konferenz in Leuven statt. Auf der Webseite der Konferenz kann man sich über das Programm und die Rahmenbedingungen informieren.



Rückblick Tagung: Kontingenzen des Lebendigseins. Grenzsituationen der conditio humana

Von 11.  bis  13. November 2010 fand an der Universität Graz die Tagung “Kontingenzen des Lebendigseins. Grenzsituationen der conditio humana” statt. Die Tagung beschäftigte sich unter anderem mit dem Thema Behinderung.

Wir danken  den OrganisatorInnen, insbesondere Frau em. Univ. Elisabeth List und der Philosophischen Gesellschaft an der Universität Graz.

Informationen zum Inhalt der Vorträge finden Sie in der Broschüre, die als Begleitpublikation zur Tagung erstellt wurde.