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Manchester UKDHM Events

War and Impairment: The Social Consequences of Disablement, focusing on World War 1.

Manchester City Council, led by its Disabled Staff Group, marks UK Disability History Month with a series of free events linked to this year’s theme. Find out more about the impact of the First World War on the men disabled in combat and what happened on their return.

Free Events:

CENTRAL LIBRARY
Hidden Histories of Disabled Veterans and the First World War
Wednesday 17 December 2014, 5.00 – 7.00pm.
FREE. Refreshments provided.
Two million men were disabled by World War one – what happened to them and to the wider society on their return from the war. Dr Ana Carden-Coyne explores these themes as part of UK Disability History Month. Hosted by Manchester City Council with Councillor Tracey Rawlins, lead member on disabled people’s issues. For more information email equalitiesteam@manchester.gov.uk
Dr Ana Carden-Coyne is Senior Lecturer in War and Conflict, University of Manchester and is a leading disability history academic.

CENTRAL LIBRARY
First World War: soldiers, shellshock and disability. A Manchester story.
Monday 1 December 2014 – Monday 5 January 2015.
Interactive digital exhibition telling the stories of those injured in battle.

CENTRAL LIBRARY
International Disabled People’s Day
Wednesday 3 December, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Celebrate International Disabled People’s Day with us by joining a disability Archives+ handling session.

PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL
First World War: shellshock and disability. The untold stories. Monday 12 December 2014 until Monday 5 January 2015.
People’s History Museum in partnership with Manchester City Council is hosting this exhibition.

MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

The Sensory War 1914 – 2014 exhibition continues until 22 February 2015.

For more details
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200041/equality_and_diversity/6716/disability_history_month_22_november_to_22_december