The aim of the Disability History Lecture Series organized at the KU Leuven is to explore and promote the innovative role ‘disability’ can play at the intersection of anthropological, historical and educational studies.
This interdisciplinary approach will be reflected not only in the themes presented but also in the divergent backgrounds of the scholars invited.
The penultimate aim of this Lecture Series is to bring together a wide variety of scholars in order to spread the word that ‘disability’ is out there and can be of use for those who are looking for intellectual refreshment.
First session: December 4 th 2012, 10 › 12 o’clock
Dr. Monika Baar, (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Theme: from dogs to robots some insight into the history of technological devices for persons with visual disabilities.