Friday 24th November London Metropolitan Archives

Friday 24th November

 

London Metropolitan Archives 40 Northampton Road   London EC1R 0HB

Tel: 020 7332 3851

 

An exciting programme of presentations and workshops will open up our understanding and perceptions of impairment, disability and the lived experience of people from the past. What are our sources and how do they get created? What do they tell us? What don’t they tell us? Could they be misleading us? Come and join the big debate.

Teas and coffees will be served. Please note there are no food catering facilities on-site. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

Taking Stock: The Third LMA Disability History Conference

24 November 11:00-15:30

London Metropolitan Archives 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taking-stock-the-third-lma-disability-history-conference-tickets-36750999228

 

Speakers

Geoff Pick Director London Metropolitan Archives

Impairment, Disability and Archives. Looking to the future.

Louise Bell First World War Diverse Histories Researcher The National Archives

“Maimed and not fit for manual labour?” Employment opportunities and prostheses for those disabled in the war

Stephanie Evelyn-Wright PHD Candidate University of Southampton

Grave Afflictions Stories of Disability from Skeletons

 

Sally Bevan Senior Archivist London Metropolitan Archives

Introducing the Heart n Soul’s Big 30 Project Collection

 

The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett

The importance of archives for uncovering and preserving the history of disability

 

Stephanie Evelyn-Wright PHD Candidate University of Southampton

Grave Afflictions Stories of Disability from Skeletons

Amy Oulton, Graphic Designer, Campaigner and Traveller

Amy is a wheelchair user who spent three months backpacking across Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Japan with her friend Steph. Find out what she experienced and discovered on this amazing journey

 

Workshops. Choose A or B:  

  1. Project Building. How can good heritage ideas get turned into an effective and engaging project which contributes to our histories
  2. The Ethical Dilemma Cafe. A chance to discuss some of the ethical concerns around creating collections, offering access and public engagement