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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