The UK Disability History and Heritage Hub is a small group, created by PhD students with links to the heritage industry. We felt there was space for a network to allow those interested in Disabled, Neurodiverse, and D/deaf histories, from the ancient world to the modern era, to connect and collaborate.
This hub is open to researchers, students, archivists, museum professionals, activists and anyone in-between!
Looking for advice for your project or research? Or looking to connect with specialists in certain areas? Use our discussion board to post questions, give responses and connect with others interested in Disabled, Neurodiverse, and D/deaf histories.
Disability History Reading Group
If you are interested in some informal reading and discussions, why not come along to our reading group?
We'll host a session the last Monday of every month, at 17:00 GMT. These will be on Zoom. Reading will cover a variety of topics within the field of disability history. Sign up below to be added to our mailing list!
Let us know if you would be interested in suggesting readings or leading a discussion.
The hub was launched in April 2022, following an event exploring disability history in the heritage industry titled 'Invisible and Under-Represented? Disability History, Objects and Heritage.' Using this event as a springboard, the PhD and MA students involved in organising and running the conference wanted to create a platform to help facilitate these conversations in UK academia and heritage.
The students currently involved with running the hub are: Sam Brady, Isabelle Lawrence, Louise Bell, Alexandra Morris and Kirstie Stage.