Disability History Month 2023

In honour of Disability History Month 2023, we're delighted to introduce a brand new line-up of events.

From informative lunchtime seminars to laid-back chats over coffee and a croissant, we've got a range of upcoming events exploring disability inclusion.

Disability History Month cafe

Thurs 23 November (11am–2pm)
Michael Tippett Centre Foyer

Join the Disabled Staff Network and the Students' Union with some croissants and tea to meet other disabled and neurodivergent staff and students across Bath Spa University.

There's no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day!

Cultural heritage for people with learning disabilities

Weds 29 November (12pm–1pm)

Ben Simmons and Hazel Vernon present the links between several small projects related to accessibility for people with learning disabilities.

They describe a Watershed-funded project about accessible communication (2022), a HEQR-funded project about cultural heritage access in the Frome region (2023), and a new project about making heritage spaces more inclusive for people with learning disabilities, funded through an AHRC Impact Accelerator Award (2023-2024). Find out more.

This event will take place online. Reserve your place.

Ableism: Equality, diversity and inclusivity (Researcher Development Programme)

Thurs 30 November (1pm–3pm)

This session will focus on exploring equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues in academia, from a Disability Studies and ableism perspective.

We'll explore what EDI enablers and barriers are for academic practice, as well as ideas for how you can embed principles of inclusion into your own work, using examples of inclusive research practices currently being completed by academics within the university.

This event will take place online. Reserve your place.

Moving Mountains: Writing Nature through Illness and Disability (Book Launch)

Weds 6 December (6pm–7.15pm)

Celebrate the launch of Moving Mountains: Writing Nature through Illness and Disability, a first-of-its-kind anthology of nature writing by authors living with chronic illness and physical disability.

The event will be hosted by the Research Centre for Environmental Humanities. Editor Louise Kenward will be joined by contributors Abi Palmer, Eli Clare and Jamie Hale to discuss their work and celebrate the unique contribution the anthology makes to changing how we live with and write about nature and the body. Find out more.

This event will take place online. Reserve your place.

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