IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 627: #DisMed: Intersectionality and Accessibility - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medievalists with Disabilities
Organiser:Alexandra R. A. Lee, Department of Italian, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Joanne Edge, Department of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Abstract

After the success of last year’s round table discussion, we propose another round table discussion for Leeds IMC 2019 #DisIMC 2. This round table discussion will focus on accessibility in Higher Education with a particular emphasis on intersectionality. This means how disability interacts with other factors which have an impact on marginalised people such as gender, class, sexuality, and/or race. We take the term disabilities in the broadest possible sense, incorporating invisible and visible conditions, chronic illness, and mental health to name but a few. Presentations might address individuals’ own circumstances, pinpoint a particular issue that needs addressing, or highlight an example of good practice.

Participants include Jude Seal (Royal Holloway, University of London), and Diane Watt (University of Surrey).