Call for bloggers: Women's History Network (UK) is looking for scholars to help celebrate Disability History Month.

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Type: 
Call for Volunteers
Date: 
June 13, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Humanities, Public History, Social Work, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

Bloggers wanted to celebrate Disability History Month

The Women’s History Network (UK) is a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women’s history. Following our establishment in 1991 we have grown year by year and today we are a UK national charity with members including working historians, researchers, independent scholars, teachers, librarians, and many other individuals both within academia and beyond. Indeed, the network reaches out to welcome women and men from any background who share a passion for women’s history. The WHN is controlled by its members who elect a national steering committee who manage our activities and business.

In Britain, Disability History Month runs from 22nd November-22nd December, and we would like to celebrate and promote disability history through a series of themed blog posts. Drawing inspiration from UK Disability History Month (https://ukdhm.org/what-is-ukdhm/), we are seeking contributions that celebrate lives, challenge disablism, and reflect upon the historical struggles and victories waged by, for, and against people living with disabilities. In particular, we are seeking contributions from 500-1000 words in length that focus on women/girls and the history of (dis) ability. Detailed information about our blog can be found here: https://womenshistorynetwork.org/bloggers-wanted/, and please contact kate.law@nottingham.ac.uk if you would like to write for us.