TRAVERSE – Zeitschrift für Geschichte. Revue d’histoire – Special Issue Autumn 2006
TRAVERSE – a Swiss history journal – will publish a special issue on the history of disability in autumn 2006. It emphasizes a range of questions, including:
the changing definitions of disability in history and the norms implied by these definitions
institutional control of and interaction with disabled persons in medical science, education, homes, social welfare agencies etc.
disabled persons as social actors : individual and group identity and agency in social relations
Disability and historical research: theoretical aspects and the role of impaired persons as promoters of disability studies
Theoretical contributions as well as case studies are welcome. The latter should refer to an European or Swiss framework. TRAVERSE is primarily publishing in German and French, but there will be room for English and Italian contributions as well.
A proposal of the intended paper has to be handed in until the 1st of September 2005 at the address mentioned below (length of 1 page, preferably as an electronic file rtf). After acceptance of the proposal the paper has to be submitted until April 2006 (length of 30'000 signs – notes and spaces included). An extended Call for papers is available in French and German. It can be obtained from:
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