Monday, May 24, 2010

Disability project at the Royal College of Physicians

Disability project
Wellcome Trust funded disability project at the Royal College of Physicians

Would you like to be involved?

The RCP is looking for disabled medical practitioners and disabled individuals to be part of a focus group and exhibition based on the college's collection of 17th to 19th century prints of disability.

Representation and identity

The project will highlight the historical and contemporary stories behind the prints and look at the representation of disabled people's bodies in the past and present. The relationship between the scientific practitioner and the disabled individual will also be explored.

Participants will look at the prints and discuss historical images of disability and their relevance to disabled people’s lives today. Images and comments from participants will then be exhibited alongside the prints in a final exhibition.

Focus groups

Participants will need to attend one of the focus groups (for which a small honorarium will be paid) to take place at Shape in Kentish Town, London, on the following dates:

* Monday 5 July 2010 (BSL interpreters / palantypist provided), 10am-3pm
* Tuesday 13 July 2010, 10am-3pm
* Tuesday 20 July 2010, 10am-3pm

To apply, or for more information about the project, please contact Bridget Telfer, audience development co-ordinator: bridget.telfer@rcplondon.ac.uk or 020 3075 1430.

Learn more here.

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