Round table – A roundtable conversation featuring Richard Godden, Jonathan Hsy, Cameron Hunt McNabb, and Kristina Richardson org by the by Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies “The future of Medieval Disability History” (link to the Youtube video)

A roundtable conversation featuring Richard Godden, Jonathan Hsy, Cameron Hunt McNabb, and Kristina Richardson
by the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies


The Future of Medieval Disability Studies

This roundtable discussion brings together four scholars of medieval disability studies: Richard Godden, Jonathan Hsy, Cameron Hunt McNabb, and Kristina Richardson. Our speakers will discuss the state of the field, and the ways in which we can imagine different, more inclusive, futures.

About the speakers

Richard H. Godden is an Assistant Professor in English at Louisiana State University. His current book project, Material Subjects: An Ecology of Prosthesis in Medieval Literature and Culture, focuses on the material objects with which medieval bodies were so intimate, and explores the intersections of disability and the agency of things in the Middle Ages. He is co-editor, with Asa Mittman, of Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World (Palgrave, 2019), and also of The Open Access Companion to The Canterbury Tales. In addition to his work on the Middle Ages, he also works on questions of inclusive pedagogy and Universal Design. He has really strong feelings about laptops in classrooms.

Jonathan Hsy is a scholar-activist who seeks to build new kinds of knowledge, and new forms of community, that center lived understandings of disability, race, and embodied variance. He has served on the MLA Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession and is co-editor of A Cultural History of Disability in the Middle Ages (Bloomsbury 2020). He is co-author of essays on medieval disability and digital humanities with Richard H. Godden, and he is the author of Antiracist Medievalisms (Arc Humanities 2021). He is completing a book on autobiographical writings by medieval authors who identify as blind or deaf.

Cameron Hunt McNabb‘s academic interests include disability studies, early drama, and pedagogy, and she is the editor for The Medieval Disability Sourcebook: Western Europe, an open-access volume on disability in the European Middle Ages. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Early Theatre, Studies in Philology, and Neophilologus, and her essay “Night of the Living Bread: Unstable Signs in Chester’s ‘Antichrist'” won Early Theatre’s Best Interpretive Essay for 2015-2017. She currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Humanities Department at Southeastern University.

Kristina Richardson is an associate professor of history at Queens College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She held an ERC-funded Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Münster from 2012 to 2014, and was a research fellow at the University of Bonn from 2014 to 2015. Professor Richardson is the author of Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), and she has published articles on blue and green eyes in medieval Islamic societies, the state of Middle Eastern disability history, and 16th-century Arabic historical manuscripts. Her co-authored study of a 16th-century Aleppine silk-weaver’s diary will soon be published with Orient-Institut Beirut. She is also completing a monograph entitled Gypsies in the Medieval Islamic World: A History of a People (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury).

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Roundtable – #disIMC: Current Challenges to Accessibility and Ways Forward

#disIMC: Current Challenges to Accessibility and Ways Forward

At the IMC 2017, Medievalists with Disabilities hosted its first event. #disIMC was a bring your own lunch affair, slotted into the timetable at the last minute. It was a great success, and marked the beginning of the Medievalists with Disabilities (#dismed) network. We are now moving into more official outlets for discussion, and are putting together a Roundtable for IMC 2018.

We invite abstracts for 5 minute talks as part of a roundtable discussion about accessibility in Higher Education and ways that we can address issues. We take the term disabilities in the broadest possible sense, incorporating invisible and visible conditions, chronic illness and mental health to name but a few. Papers might address issues individuals have overcome in Higher Education, discuss what it is like to be in HE with a disability/chronic condition, or pinpoint an issue that needs addressing.

Please send an abstract of no more than 150 words outlining your talk to by August 20th [deadline extended : 15 september !]


Le laboratoire ICT (Identités, Cultures, Territoires, Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot) et le Groupe de Recherche sur l’Eugénisme et le Racisme (UFR EILA, Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot) sont heureux de vous inviter à une discussion sur Anthropologie et Histoire du Handicap autour de la présentation des derniers ouvrages de Henri-Jacques Stiker (chercheur associé au laboratoire ICT, Université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot).

Cette rencontre, suivie d’un verre de l’amitié, se tiendra le mercredi 22 mars 2017 de 17h à 19h à l’université Paris 7 – Paris Diderot, bâtiment Sophie Germain, amphithéâtre Turing (8 Place Aurélie Nemours, 75013 Paris, plan en pièce jointe, accessible aux Personnes à mobilité réduite).

Pour toutes demandes complémentaires merci de contacter

En espérant vous accueillir nombreux à cette présentation d’ouvrages,

Nos cordiales salutations.

19è rendez-vous de l’Histoire de Blois – Table Ronde 2016-10-06, 14h30 à 16h – L’histoire du handicap

Cartes blanches Table Ronde

2016-10-06, 14h30 – 16h Conseil départemental, Salle Kléber-Loustau

L’histoire du handicap


Cette table ronde vise à débattre des avancées historiographiques dans le champ de l’histoire du handicap. Plusieurs historiens spécialistes du handicap identifieront les apports des recherches effectuées pendant les décennies précédentes, les tendances de la recherche actuelle, et les chantiers de recherche à ouvrir.



Docteur en histoire, post-Doctorant IRIS/EHESS



Christophe CAPUANO

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine à l’université de Lyon

Mariama KABA

Docteure en histoire, responsable de recherche à l’Institut universitaire d’histoire de la médecine et de la santé publique à Lausanne

Caroline HUSQUIN

Agrégée d’histoire, doctorante en histoire romaine, ATER à l’Université de Bretagne-Sud

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