Podcast Episode 8 – The Best Years of Our Lives

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 8 (January 2019): The Best Years of Our Lives

Professor David Gerber (University of Buffalo) discusses this classic 1946 film about servicemen readjusting to civilian life after World War II.

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Dr. David Gerber is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of History and Emeritus Director of the Center for Disability Studies at the University of Buffalo. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Disabled Veterans in History (2000, revised and expanded 2012), and has published numerous essays about disability, immigration, and ethnicity. Among his many accolades, Professor Gerber was honored with the Annual Senior Scholar Award by the Society for Disability Studies in 2015, and he published an accompanying essay, “Disability Scholars as World Disrupters and Worldmakers,” in Disability Studies Quarterly in 2017. 

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Podcast Episode 7 – Disability In the Early Republic

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 7 (December 2018): Martha Ann Honeywell: Art, Performance, and Disability in the Early Republic

Dr. Laurel Daen discusses her award-winning article.

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Dr. Laurel Daen is a National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Laurel’s current research focuses on disability in early North America (to 1840). She is writing a book about disability, authority, and state-building in the early national period. She has also published articles and book chapters on “invalid” pensions for American Revolutionary War veterans, inventions for disability in early nineteenth-century Britain, and the early nineteenth-century American artist and performer Martha Ann Honeywell. This latter article won the Disability History Association’s 2018 Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award and is the subject of this podcast.

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Podcast Episode 6 – Canadian Disability History

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 6 (November 2018): Canadian Disability History

Dr. Nancy Hansen (University of Manitoba) discusses disability history and activism in Canada.

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Dr. Nancy Hansen is an Associate Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. Nancy obtained a PhD (Human Geography) from the University of Glasgow and her research interests in disability studies include disability in spaces of culture education, literacy, social policy, employment, healthcare access, and experiences of disabled and LGBTQ communities in post-conflict areas. Nancy is a former member of the CAUT Working Group Academics with Disabilities and Equity Committee, and former President of the Canadian Disability Studies Association. Nancy received an Einstein research fellowship examining Disability Studies and the Legacy of Nazi Eugenics and the ICUF Sprott Asset Management Scholarship examining disability history. Nancy has written numerous book chapters and contributed to various international academic journals. She is co-editor of The Routledge History of Disability with Roy Hanes and Ivan Brown (2017) and Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader with Roy Hanes and Diane Driedger (2018). She can be reached on Twitter @DrNancyHansen.

 

Podcast Episode 5 – Disability in Medieval Europe

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 5 (October 2018): Disability in Medieval Europe

Recent MA graduate Greg Carrier (University of Alberta) discusses his work on deafness and disability in medieval Europe.

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Greg Carrier is a deaf-blind graduate student who is interested in how medieval intellectuals approached disability, especially deafness. He is particularly interested in examining how medieval thinkers approached disability with respect to medieval religion and theology. He can be contacted via email at gcarrier@ualberta.net.

 

Podcast Episode 4 – Global Histories of Disability

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 4 (September 2018): Global Histories of Disability

PhD students Chao Wang (University of Chicago), Katherrine Healey (Yale University), and Elizabeth McFayden (University of Illinois at Chicago) discuss their experiences attending “Global Histories of Disability,” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute.

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