Re: Designing Accessible Archives

Thank-you all respondents who completed the Society of American Archivists survey on the accessibility of archives. We would like to remind those of you who have not yet completed the survey that you still have time. The SAA aims to improve the accessibility of archives based on users' experiences. The more respondents that we hear from the more accessible our facilities will become. Thank-you again for taking the time to help SAA. The link to the survey is as follows:

Sara White, Co-Chair

Designing Accessible Archives

The Society of American Archivists is completing a survey among users with disabilities to learn how to improve archives accessibility based on users' experiences. The survey asks respondents if they will provide their contact information and participate in a future focus group. Contact information is not required for respondents to complete the survey. Thank-you for taking the time to help the SAA. The link to the survey follows: 

Sara White, Co-Chair

‘Imaging and Imagining Illness’: Devan and Darian Stahl - Episode 7


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This episode delves into the intersection of fine art, illness, disability, and self-identity.

February 2018 Eugenics Publications

James, J.W. “A Century Later [RA Fischer].” Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 135, no. 1 (February 2018): 1-2. [Full text]

Kumar, Pramod. “Genomic Medicine and its Future Prospects.” Acta Scientifica 2, no. 2 (February 2018): 45-46. [Full text]

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):


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