Disabled Truths on Disability: Understanding, Interpreting and Experiencing Disability (Studies) in Hungary
Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Maria Flamich; Maria Rita Hoffman
Disability Studies Program
Disability studies is a very young, about a ten-year-old, discipline in Hungary, and the very few Hungarian disabled scholars are almost unknown in academia. This talk will first outline some of the specific historical and political background necessary for understanding disability and disability studies in Hungary today (the constant and quick changes of political paradigms in the 20th century, and in particular the regime named Communism) and then provide an introduction to Hungarian disability representation and the development of disability studies in Hungary.
Maria Flamich and Rita Hoffman are visiting Fulbright scholars who been active in developing disability studies in Hungary for a number of years.
Free and wheelchair accessible.
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