Series of old printed images of hands and gestures

Deafness in Tudor and Stuart England

Dr Rosamund Oates will give an online public lecture to celebrate UK Disability History Month.

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Votives in Manchester: International Day of Disabled People 2021

Inspired by Emma-Jayne Graham’s lecture on votives in Ancient Rome, Venture Arts developed a…

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A woman holding a hearing trumpet

Hearing Happiness

Our celebrations of UK Disability History Month started with an entertaining and informative talk…

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an image of a Culture in Quarantine flyer

Culture in Quarantine: A Manifesto for 2050

Dr Kai Syng Tan, an artist based at MMU and a member of the ‘Cultures of Disability’ research…

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The Cultures of Disability research group run events throughout the year exploring the experience of disability throughout history and up to the present day.   We work closely with disabled people and partner organisations to examine how different people experience disability, using historical examples to reassess contemporary experiences.  

We aim to challenge perceptions of disability and the marginalisation of disabled people by examining historical and contemporary cultures of disability. We want to make the experiences of disabled people recognised as part of the wider history and cultural heritage of the UK.  

You can attend some of these events in person, while others are online events.  You can find information about how to register for upcoming events on this page, or read about events we have held in the past.   To find out about upcoming events you can register for our mailing list,or contact us to request further information. 

Events will have BSL interpretation and, where possible, captions.  If you have any other access requirements, please contact us. 

We encourage approaches by disabled people, Disabled People’s Organisations, and potential partner organisations who want to develop collaborations. Please contact us here.

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