Faculty of Social Sciences

Daniel Blackie: "Mining for meanings"

  • Date: 24 April, 13:15–15:00
  • Location: Engelska parken - Rausing Room
  • Organiser: Department of History of Science and Ideas
  • Contact person: Sven Widmalm
  • Seminarium

The Higher Seminar

Daniel Blackie, University of Oulu: "Mining for meanings: ideas about disability in industrialising Britian"


Abstract
This talk explores changing perceptions of physical disability during the British Industrial Revolution. Using the coal industry as a case study, it illuminates the significance of industrialisation to the development of modern ideas about disability, particularly among workers, doctors, and policymakers.
 

Please also read article (in Swedish) from Hufvudstadsbladet.