'Disability, the Arts and Humanities'

Programme and Call for Papers

Registration: There is no charge to participate in this online workshop. Please contact Charlotte Baker to register. Registration closes on Tuesday 17 May 2022.


Keynote speaker: Professor Jim Ferris (University of Toledo, USA)

Jim Ferris_portrait by Adrian Lime


Shining the Light: Disability, Africa, and the Hope of Art: The keynote address will consider disability as a way—as ways—of knowing; art as ways of knowing and becoming for observers as well as for artists. Our keynote speaker, Professor Jim Ferris, is author of Slouching Towards GuantanamoFacts of Life, and The Hospital Poems.

Click here for downloadable PDF of conference talk and biography of speaker.

Call for Papers - Disability and Inclusion Africa online workshop
18 May 2022

‘Alternative Explanations: Disability in African Arts’