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Conference | Website launch

Launch DisPLACE: digital archive for disability history

Date
20 March 2019
Time
Location
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden

DisPLACE (Disability in Public Life and Cultural Expression) is a digital platform for the collection and interpretation of experiences of disability, past and present, by people with disabilities in collaboration with other students, researchers, disability service organizations, and the creative industries.

This will be the first archive in the Netherlands to gather and analyse a wide range of historical sources on disabilities in one portal, the first shared virtual environment to collect the cultural heritage of disability here, and the first to make these accessible online to people with a wide variety of disabilities.

Content for the website was developed by students on the MA program in Public History at the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with members of the BIB Network (Bronnen Inclusief Burgerschap).

The prototype is funded by an NWO Creative Industry – KIEM Grant of €18,000 for the research project ‘Digital Disability Archive’ (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018), awarded to Manon Parry (UvA/VU) and collaborating applicants Paul van Trigt (LUIH), Paul Bijl (KITLV), Disability Studies in Nederland, and multimedia partner Driebit. The project is part of a larger initiative by the BIB Network, working to stimulate the collection and interpretation of disability history.

If you would like to attend the launch, please send an e-mail to: rethinkingdisability@hum.leidenuniv.nl. The event will be in Dutch. NGT translation is available, please inform the organisation if you want to use this.

Organisation

Steering committee BIB 'Bronnen Inclusief Burgerschap':
Monika Baar, Leiden University
Jacqueline Kool, Disability Studies in The Netherlands
Manon Parry, University of Amsterdam / VU Amsterdam
Corrie Tijsseling, GGMD
Paul van Trigt, Leiden University

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