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October 2017

Disability Studies Research Workshop: Akemi Nishida, “Rethinking Interdependence: Creating Community-Based Care Collectives Among Disabled People and their Allies”

October 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
280 Park Hall

Akemi Nishida, Assistant Professor of Disability and Human Development and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago will present: “Rethinking Interdependence: Creating Community-Based Care Collectives Among Disabled People and their Allies” Interdependence is a core value in disability justice activism. It has been particularly salient in the past decade in the development and expansion of community-based care collectives among disabled people and their allies in the United States. Nishida’s ethnographically based research rethinks the role of…

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November 2017

Disability Studies Research Workshop: Book Celebration: “(Dis)Integration: Buffalo Poets, Writers, and Artists 2017”

November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Starlight Studio & Art Gallery, 340 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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We are excited to announce the arrival of a new book that brings together poetry, short prose, and visual art created by people with disabilities.​ The editorial team composed of members of DEAN received more than 260 submissions! In the end, and after some difficult decisions, we were able to include about 36% of total submissions in the book. 50 authors – 25 women and 25 men – are represented in: (Dis)Integration: Buffalo Poets, Writers, and Artists 2017. Please join…

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Disability Studies Research Workshop: Beth Linker, “The Great War and Modern Veteran Care”

November 9, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
214 Parker – South Campus

Beth Linker, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of the History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania The Great War and Modern Veteran Care Thursday November 09 12:15 – 1:30 Parker 214 (UB South) Popularly known as “The War to End All Wars,” the First World War was also the war to end all disability. Determined to curtail the human and economic costs of military conflict, the United States and many other belligerent nations instituted programs of physical and…

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Movement, Publics, and Borders: A Roundtable Discussion

November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Pl
Buffalo, NY 14214 United States
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Please join us! In conjunction with the Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys, 1967-2017 exhibition curated by Rachel Adams (on view: September 7 – December 31, 2017), UB Art Galleries is hosting “Movement, Publics, and Borders: A Roundtable Discussion” on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the UB Anderson Gallery from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, aiming to nuance and address the theoretical, historical, social, and political factors that intersect the concept of “wandering.” Taking into account…

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Disability Studies Research Workshop: Wei Yu Wayne Tan, “Japan’s Hidden Nineteenth Century: Disability Perspectives on the Ordinary (and Extraordinary) Lives of Blind Women”

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
280 Park Hall

Please join us! Wei Yu Wayne Tan, Assistant Professor of History at Hope College "Japan’s Hidden Nineteenth Century: Disability Perspectives on the Ordinary (and Extraordinary) Lives of Blind Women" Friday November 17 12:00-1:00 PM Park 280 (UB North) Japan’s nineteenth century was marked by events that wrought tremendous and violent changes to Japanese society, from the social and political upheavals that brought down the Tokugawa ruling regime to the rise of enlightened ideas in the new Meiji nation-state by the…

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March 2018

POSTPONED: Disability Studies Research Workshop: Eunjung Kim, “Curative Violence: How to Inhabit the Time Machine with Disability”

March 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
120 Clemens Hall

New date to be determined. Eunjung Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Disability Studies Program, Syracuse University Presenting from her recently published book, Kim will examine a direct link between cure and violence that appears in the representations of disability and Cold War imperialism in South Korea. She also explores the notion of “folded time” in which the present disappears through the imperative of cure in the case of Hansen’s disease care. While calling attention…

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November 2018

Disability Studies Research Workshop: Neil J. Diamant, “The Expansion of Veteran Benefits in the 20th Century: How, Why and Where It Happened (Or Didn’t): An International Perspective”

November 9, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
214 Parker – South Campus

Neil J. Diamant, Professor of Asian Law and Society at Dickinson College Friday, November 09 12:15 – 1:30 Parker 214 (UB South) Diamant is the author of Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968 (2000) and Embattled Glory: Veterans, Military Families and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949-2007 (2009), as well as co-editor of Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (2005). Before joining the Dickinson faculty in 2002,…

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May 2019

Madness, Violence, and Technologies of Care: A Symposium

May 8, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 5:00 pm
330 Student Union (UB North Campus)

Featuring Jesse Miller Lisa Diedrich Martin Summers Lisa Johnson Susan Cahn Jessica Lowell Mason Kathleen Brian Michael Rembis Wendy Gonaver Schedule Welcome – 10:45 AM Panel 1 – 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Communities of Care Jesse Miller, Books as Technologies of Care In this talk, I will examine the role that librarians in the US played in the emergence of the book as a technology of care, a tool for improving the mental health of individual patients and…

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October 2019

Disability Studies Research Workshop: Jennifer Lambe, “Mind Wars: Psychiatry and Its Critics, 1960-1994”

October 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
532 Park Hall

Please join us for a talk by Jennifer Lambe, professor of history and Latin American studies at Brown University, who will discuss her research on psychiatry in Cuba. Jennifer Lambe (PhD, Yale University) is an Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean history. Her first book, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, traces the history of mental illness and mental healing in Cuba through the Mazorra Mental Asylum, the only public psychiatric hospital in Cuba until the 1959 Revolution…

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November 2020

Disability Studies Research Workshop: Joining Forces Research Colloquium – Lee K. Pennington, “Red, White, and Bruised: Japanese Disabled Veterans in the Wake of World War II”

November 13, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Please join us for the next Joining Forces Research Colloquium co-sponsored by the UB Center for Disability Studies and the Humanities Institute Disability Studies Research Workshop on Friday, November 13th. The vision of Joining Forces-UB is to promote understanding of the experiences and needs of service members, veterans, and military family members through research, education, and engagement with the community. Lee K. Pennington, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History Department, United States Naval Academy and Author of Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese…

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