Disability and the Majority World Seminar

Date: 26th September

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Elizabeth Gaskell Campus, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0JA

Travel Directions: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/gaskell/

Programme:  The Programme can be downloaded here- Majority world seminar Programme 2012

Please note: there may be last minute revisions, so please check this space regularly

We regret to inform that we are now full up in the room we have been allocated. We apologise for this.


The 2nd International Conference

Date: 26th- 27th September, 2012

CANCELLED but now downsized seminar
To all those who have applied to attend the majority world conference, we unfortunately have had to cancel the event on the 26th and 27th September. This will be postponed to a later date, probably next year. This is on account of sudden accommodation problems due to refurbishments at the university and other unforeseen circumstances, and the absence of alternatives in this hugely busy part of the year anywhere else.
We apologise profusely for this, we are equally disappointed, but this is beyond our control.
For those who have booked flights from outside Europe, but can not get a refund, we have organised a seminar (see above) on the 26th September.
Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Any updates on the future date of the conference will be available on this conference blog. The programme for the day is available here http://www.disabilityworld.wordpress.com

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Keynotes: Rod Michalko, Janet Price, Tanya Titchkosky, Maria Kett

FREE conference organised by Critical Disability Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University (CDS@MMU) supported by BWPI and Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM)- University of Manchester

We are pleased to confirm that the 2nd international conference ‘Disability and the Majority World’ will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University. The conference seeks to bring together researchers, disability activists, practitioners, organisations, and others from various fields, to discuss a range of key and emerging themes around disability in the global South. It provides a much needed inter-disciplinary, critical, supportive and open space to debate, question and challenge, while exploring alternatives in a safe and friendly environment.

Call for abstracts: OPEN- deadline (22nd September)

We are now accepting abstracts for paper presentations, and welcome contributions around (not exclusively) the following broad areas, from all disciplinary perspectives. We particularly encourage contributions from activists, researchers and practitioners from the global South:

  • Poverty and disability
  • War and conflict
  • Health and rehabilitation
  • Migration
  • Development
  • Globalisation, neoliberalism and beyond
  • Post/neocolonial spaces
  • Researching disability across cultures

Those wishing to present a paper please send an abstract (maximum 300 words) in an attached Word Document to S.Grech@mmu.ac.uk . Please ensure the abstract contains name, title of presentation, institution (if applicable) and contact email and please insert ‘abstract for conference’ in the subject line of your email.Paper presentations are 15 minutes.

Registration- CLOSED

The conference is FREE of charge, but all delegates need to register. This will help us gauge attendance and make adequate preparations. Please register here http://disabilitymajorityworld.eventbrite.com/

Cancellations: we would appreciate if those registered but no longer able to attend to please inform us by email Shaun Grech: S.Grech@mmu.ac.uk

Conference Programme

The conference programme will be available in due course. In the spirit of an eco-friendly conference, please note that we will be providing an e-pack instead of printed material on the day.


The conference is free, which means that lunch and refreshments will have to be purchased from the University or elsewhere. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements so we can make the refactory aware of delegate requirements.


We are afraid that while we acknowledge the need, the fact that we are keeping the conference free, means that we are unable to provide bursaries (for travel, lodging or other expenses) to attend the conference.

Travel Information

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