SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Lakeview Center.
National scholars wrap-up historic summer institute aimed at advancing new field of college study
WHAT: Academic scholars look at disability studies through the lens of culture and humanities-from history and religion to literature and philosophy-with goal of creating new degree programs in disability studies.
In historic first, the National Endowment for the Humanities funded this unprecedented 5-week Summer Institute on Disability Studies, which wraps up this week at San Francisco State University.
Workshop organizers welcome media to sit in on discussions and/or presentations while participants finalize goals for introducing disability studies into the academic mainstream. Final week topics include*: "Philosophical Concepts of Normality and Disability," "Refining the Minority Model: Judgments of Value and the Foundation of Civil Rights," and "Literary and Cultural Representations." *Performing arts w/disability focus scheduled for evenings of 8/8-8/9.
WHEN: August 7 - August 11, 2000; workshop sessions from 9 to noon; small group discussion from 1 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Nob Hill Room in the Seven Hills Conference Center San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
WHO: Co-directors Paul Longmore, SFSU history professor, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Howard University.
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Last modified April 24, 2007, by Office of Public Affairs