Blog Articles – Doing Public Disability History By Daniel Blackie

Abstract : « The clue is in the name. Public disability history is ultimately about getting people – the public – to think about disability history. Simple as that. Only it’s not really that simple, is it? As I’ve found out over the past few years, doing public disability history is actually quite challenging. »


« We can suggest a framework for making sense of the images, stories, and objects we present in our public engagement activities, but we cannot compel people to adopt it. At its best, public disability history spurs people to find out more about the still largely hidden history of disability on their own, with friends, or with their families, and gives them some ideas about where and how they might start looking. »

On the blog :

Public Disability History  Presenting Disability Histories | Disability Histories for the Present

History of Disease, Disability & Medicine in Medieval Europe