First Annual Conference of the Alter: European Society of Disability Research

Alter, European Society for Disability Research (AESDR) was founded in 2011 by the Editorial Board of the Journal Alter-European Journal of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap as international society with the aim of fostering scholarly and interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities research. A particular emphasis is given on the plurality of scientific approaches and knowledge (theoretical, applied, grounded in the experience of disability) provided by this research area. It is an open intellectual society and welcomes all who have an interest in disability without exception or particular orientation. Established with a focus on Europe, the society welcomes scholars from all parts of the world.

The AESDR Conference is envisaged as an annual event that will enable dedicated research scientists, young researchers and doctoral students to present their work. It aims to provide a forum for a broad spectrum of disability research as well as a place to make contacts and exchange ideas.

It is anticipated that this first ESDR Annual Conference will present a broad range of cutting-edge topics and approaches in social sciences and humanities research on disability (among others: research paradigms, experiences, identities, actors, resources, mobilisations, and policies). A selection of papers from the Conference will be prepared as an issue of the Journal Alter.

Join us in launching Alter, European Society for disability Research!

Conference Call for papers


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