Séminaire doctoral


6th disABILITY MUNDUS doctoral school

July 2-4, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland

This year’s doctoral school, Performing disAbility, is linked to the 7th Annual Conference of ALTER-ESDR’s theme. It is also linked to disABILITY MUNDUS a group of European academics and universities who are actively engaged in and support scholarly research on disAbility.

Our focus, Performing disAbility, is about bodily and societal performance, as can be seen in theatrical, dance and other creative expressions, sports, but also in administrative, and everyday processes of care. We take the position that this performative aspect of disability is highly complex, and perhaps disturbing and challenging. We invite participants who have completed at least one year of their PhD program and are in the process of researching issues in disability through policy, linguistics, the built environment, education, peoples, cultures and more.

To attend ‘Performing disAbility’ please send a 500 word abstract to Prof. P. Devlieger Patrick.Devlieger@soc.kuleuven.be by April 30th.

The abstract must have the following:

  • Title
  • Contact information including your home university
  • Expression of interest
  • Stage of your PhD program
  • Summary of your project focus (research question/s, aims, objectives)
  • How ‘Performing disAbility’ fits with your research project

Participation is limited to 20 seats and delivery of the doctoral school is in English. A cost of participation (lunches and coffee breaks) will be established soon.


Draft Program

Sunday July 1, 2018

19:00  Introductory meeting, followed by welcome dinner in room 5201.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Lille

Monday July 2, 2018

9:00 Introductory inputs and exploration of doctoral projects: how can we study performative aspects of disability?
       How does the concept of performance relate to disability?

9:30 - 10:30 Explorations in Performing Disability (course coordinators)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Small group work (will rotate every half hour)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch at the university

14:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 17:00 Discussion

Dinner (on your own)

Tuesday July 3, 2018

9:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

16:00 - 18:00 Keynote

Wednesday July 4, 2018

9:30 -12:30

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