2018 NEH Summer Institute: Global Histories of Disability

We are delighted to announce “Global Histories of Disability!” This four-week NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers will take place at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. from June 18 to July 13, 2018. The Institute will host twenty-five scholars from different disciplines and at different stages in their careers, including up to three advanced graduate students and at least five non-tenure track faculty, who share a strong interest in the history of disability. Each participant will receive a $3,300 stipend to help defray travel and living expenses.

The Institute’s goals are to examine the development and main theoretical and methodological debates of this rich and vibrant field; to engage in an intellectually rigorous exploration of how different societies throughout history have understood, experienced, and responded to impairments of the senses, of the body, and of the mind; and to suggest tools, resources, and strategies to incorporate disability into teaching and research.

Gallaudet and guest faculty include Douglas Baynton, Jeff Brune, Susan Burch, Brian Greenwald, Catherine Kudlick, John Kinder, Gene Mirus, David Mitchell, Aparna Nair, Katherine Ott, Michael Rembis, Sharon Snyder, Wayne Tan, David Turner, and Wendy Turner.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application on March 28. For more information, visit globalhistoriesofdisability.org or contact Sara Scalenghe, Institute Director, at sscalenghe@loyola.edu.