“From Patients to Pros: The Paralympics and the Evolving Image of Disabled Athletes in Japan, 1964-2020”
Prof. Dennis J. Frost (Kalamazoo College, USA)
Call for Papers: Pan-African Sports Studies: Beyond Physical Education
University of Zambia (Lusaka, Zambia)
26th to 28th March 2018.
Collection Description (from online finding aid): The Special Olympics Movement was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of President John F Kennedy. Eunice believed that the Olympic ideals of sport could give confidence and new hope to people with learning disabilities and to those who cared for them.
Collection Description (from online finding aid): The First Commonwealth Paraplegic Games were held in Perth, Western Australia from 10 to 17 November 1962. These Games preceded the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games which were held in Perth from 22 November to 1 December of that year. The Commonwealth Paraplegic Games were conceived by Dr George Bedbrook after Perth won the right to host the Commonwealth Games. Great support was received from the Royal Perth Hospital, a leading spinal rehabilitation centre in Australia.
Edited Collection--On the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability, July 31, 2016
Frances Bernstein, Associate Professor of History at Drew University, has a new post up at the blog of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, titled " The Ramp to Nowhere? Disability in Contemporary Russia":