Invalid Carriages in a German context
During March 2018 Hildesheim University held a prestigious conference of top German academics involved in disability history and education.
Simon Mckeown, was invited as a keynote speaker in his academic role at Teesside University. His presentation was entitled 'Crashes permitted by no Passengers Allowed'. He presented new research on the anomaly which is the British invalid carriage (Behindertenfahrzeug) to a large audience.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 09:00
Conference from 05. - 07. March 2018
Where? Hauptcampus Uni Hildesheim, in the Forum (Universitätsplatz 1, 31141 Hildesheim)
Topic: At the interface of educational, historical and cultural studies on the one hand and specialised science and subject pedagogics on the other, the conference takes up questions of historical (educational) research and historical learning against the background of a broad understanding of inclusion.
Info: An event of the Institute of Educational Science, workspace Inclusion and Education / Platform Future Inclusion (ZINK), in cooperation with the Centre for Gender Studies (ZfG), Centre for Teacher Education and Research (CeLeB) and the Centre for Educational Integration (ZBI).
More information about the conference and registration can be found on the conference homepage at:
At the intersection of education, history and cultural studies on the one hand and specialised science and pedagogical subject on the other, the conference takes up questions of historical (educational) research and historical learning against the background of a broad understanding of inclusion.
Questions about the past have to be asked again and again and history has to be told anew. Inclusion as a current idea of reform and human rights demands a further opening and readjustment of the optics which view the past and for the reconstruction of history. To reconstruct diverse pasts and tell history in many ways does not mean arbitrariness, but on the one hand the opening of historical (educational) research for different, partially underrepresented perspectives on history and on the other hand the opening of different approaches to the "universe of the historical".
In the discourse of specialisation, approaches such as queer history or disability history open up new historical question horizons, and pedagogical questions with regard to an inclusive education system (for example in the face of outdated nation state master narratives) and challenges with regard to concrete educational offers in school lessons and adult education. The everyday encounters with history within the framework of historical and commemorative cultures can also be subjected to a critical reflection with terms such as disability, gender and migration.
The scientific treatment of this field calls for interdisciplinary exchange and so it will be illuminated in this conference from the point of view of history and cultural studies, as well as educational science and special education.