Séminaire doctoral


6th disABILITY MUNDUS doctoral school

July 1-4, 2018

Université Catholique de Lille

Lille, France


This year’s doctoral school, Caring for disAbility, is linked to the 7th Annual Conference of ALTER-ESDR’s theme: ‘Transforming Practices and Knowledge through the Lens of Disability: Experiences, Transmissions, Training, Organizations’. 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, caring for disAbility, is about questioning society through the various ways that disability is cared for both formally and informally. We take the position that caring for disability is highly complex, and as such, we explore caring in a variety of different ways. 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 education, nursing, policy, linguistics, family studies, design, material culture, medicine, technology and more.


To attend Caring for disAbility please send a 500 word abstract to prof. dr. Megan Strickfaden at megan.strickfaden@ualberta.ca by 1st june, 2018

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 ‘Caring for disAbility’ fits with your research project


Participation is limited to 20 seats and delivery of the doctoral school is in English.  A fee of 100 euros will be asked for lunches and coffee breaks.

For inscription and for booking a room in a student college for 138 euros/week, please email : Geraldine.Polus@univ-catholille.fr




Université catholique de Lille
Espace R. Schuman
58, rue du Port
Lille, France

Room RS 314

Monday July 2, 2018

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

9:30-10:30 Explorations in Caring for disAbility (course coordination)

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

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

12:30-2:00 Lunch at the university


15:30-17:00 Discussion


Evening: Dinner (on your own)


Tuesday July 3, 2018



12:30-14:00 Lunch at university


16::00-18:00 Keynote


Evening: Dinner (on your own)


Wednesday July 4, 2018

9:30 -12:30 Coming full circle: connecting doctoral student’s projects with the materials covered.


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