Anoka County Historical Society: Islands of Peace

Museums of Minnesota

“I watched the cars with their boats and campers going up north to get away for a while and find some cool spot to enjoy. This is fine for those people, but then I would come back to the cities and go [to] the Vets hospital, soldier’s home and the nursing homes. These people had no place to go and if they did, there is nobody to take them even for an hour or a day."

Call for Submissions: Public Disability History Blog

Dear fellow disability scholars,

Public Disability History is an international, volunteer-run blog that has been online since January 2015. It is devoted to communication between activists, academics and the public on topics relating to disability history. We publish posts on a wide range of topics: for instance cinema, theatre, museum exhibitions, research, and activism.

September 2017 Eugenics Publications

The American Journal of Bioethics, 17, no. 9 (2017).  This issue contains a series of articles on race in medicine and the concept of postracial medicine.

Beckwith, Jonathan, et al. “Using Dialogues to Explore, Genetics, Ancestry, and Race.” The American Biology Teacher 79. No. 7 (September 2017): 525-37.

Re: QUERY> Meat Eating in Monastic Contexts

Dear Justin,

Meat eating by an ill monk can be found in Shobo Genzo Zuimonki, a compilation of precepts attributed to Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of Soto Zen sect in Japan. I thought this episode could be of interest to you, especially if interpreted as an allegory of a psychiatric disease. Following is my translation (Gosoen-no E in the text seems to be a title of a kind of compilation of Zen sayings by Zen masters who lived before Dogen):

Re: QUERY> Meat Eating in Monastic Contexts

Dear Justin

At a glance, I remembered these two instances in Bhesajjakhandhaka of Mahāvaggapāḷi. I hope they will be helpful for your research.

“Tena kho pana samayena aññatarassa bhikkhuno amanussikābādho hoti. Taṃ ācariyupajjhāyā upaṭṭhahantā nāsakkhiṃsu arogaṃ kātuṃ. So sūkarasūnaṃ gantvā āmakamaṃsaṃ khādi, āmakalohitaṃ pivi. Tassa so amanussikābādho paṭippassambhi. Bhagavato etamatthaṃ ārocesuṃ. Anujānāmi, bhikkhave, amanussikābādhe āmakamaṃsaṃ āmakalohitanti.”

QUERY> Meat Eating in Monastic Contexts

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for studies, of any type, that discuss the eating of meat by monastics in the context of sickness. I am aware of the well-known exception that allows monastics to eat meat as long as the animal was not killed expressly for donation. I would be happy to learn of studies that examine this in detail, but I am particularly interested in exceptions dealing directly with sickness. I am drafting an article that examines ethical food choices in relation to medical disabilities.

CFP - "Navigating Complexity: Perspectives on Rare and Undiagnosed Disorders"

I am currently seeking presenters for a proposed panel for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities 2017 conference, and I welcome papers from scholars in all fields whose work relates broadly to questions of rare and undiagnosed disorders. Please see below:

Panel Title: “Navigating Complexity: Perspectives on Rare and Undiagnosed Disorders”


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