Disability and History: A Roundtable Discussion in Winnipeg on February 13

Join moderator Allen Mankewich and four disability researchers for a conversation on the why and how of disability history. Learn more about specific histories, such as disability in medieval Iceland; disability and the Holocaust; race, war, and disability; and the invention of braille. Explore the presence (or absence) of disability history in contemporary public life—in museums, media and public art. Disability history can shape both perceptions and experiences of disability. Come and share your ideas about the present and the future of disability history.

Dalnavert Museum & Visitors’ Centre (61 Carlton St., Winnipeg)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7pm

Speakers: Dr. Christopher Crocker (University of Iceland), Dr. Nancy Hansen (University of Manitoba), Dr. Paul Lawrie (University of Winnipeg) and Dr. Vanessa Warne (University of Manitoba).

Admission is free. Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre is an accessible meeting space. To request ASL interpretation, please email by February 6, 2020. This event is generously sponsored by the University of Manitoba’s Institute for the Humanities. To learn more about UMIH, visit: