Wednesday, 6 December 2023, at 4pm UK time.
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Roundtable Discussion on Disabled Women’s History
Join us for a special roundtable discussion in honour and celebration of Disability History Month. We will be joined by three fantastic scholars – Dr Esme Cleall, Kirstie Stage, and Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones – who will be discussing both the “doing” of disabled women’s history and their personal experiences as disabled historians. We are extremely grateful that Esme, Kirstie, and Lucinda have agreed to share their experiences with us and hope you will consider joining us for this important session.
About the Speakers
Esme Cleall is a historian of the British Empire at the University of Sheffield. She has published two monographs Missionary Discourses of Difference (2012) and Colonising Disability: impairment and otherness in Britain and its empire (2022). She is interested in exploring the history of disability and its intersections with other discourses of difference including gender, race and class. In this event she speaks in her capacity both as an historian of disability and a disabled researcher herself.
Lucinda Matthews-Jones is a Reader in Victorian history at Liverpool John Moores University. She has published widely on the British settlement movement and material religion. As a disabled scholar, she is keen to get us to think about the structural barriers of what it means to be an disabled academic. In August 2023, she was awarded Research England funding to develop the project ‘Disabled Researchers Network’ at LJMU.
Kirstie Stage is a second-year PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and the British Library. At present, her doctoral research examines ’The Labour and Livelihoods of Disabled People in Britain from 1970 until 2010’. However, her previous research has focused on Deaf-led activism as well as disabled-led campaigns in late twentieth-century Britain. She is also one of the co-founders of the UK Disability History and Heritage Hub. In this event, Kirstie speaks in her capacity both as a deaf, disabled researcher as well as as a historian interested in Deaf and disability histories.