Opening up the Archives: Disability History and Heritage Conference to Mark the Opening of the RHN Archive Service

4 Oct 2019 9:30 am - 4:30 pm West Hill, Putney, London SW15 3SW

This conference marks the official opening of the RHN Archive Service.

A programme of talks will explore aspects of disability history, with a particular focus on Victorian state and philanthropic response to long-term disability and the understanding and experience of ‘incurability’ in the 19th century.

There will be speakers, including historians, archivists and medical professionals who will be presenting on 19th century disabled identities; medical and public conceptions of ‘incurability’; treatment and care of people with disabilities in workhouses, asylums and voluntary hospitals, and the history and heritage collections of the RHN.

Attendees will have an opportunity to explore the history of the RHN for themselves through afternoon activities including heritage talks, archive handling sessions and guided tours.

The conference is co-sponsored by the RHN Archive Service and the Wellcome Trust-funded Surgery & Emotion project, based at the University of Roehampton.

This conference is open to everyone.

Lead facilitator

Chris Olver
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost: £30

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