Webb Lectures Reset for April 24

The second day of the 50th Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures is now on Friday, April 24, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The event, originally set for March 5, was postponed because of snow and ice.

Topics include “Disability and Slave Motherhood in the Antebellum South,” “Defining Idiocy in 19th Century Families,” and “Personal Politics, Disability Rights and the Deinstitutionalization of Psychiatric Hospitals.”

Susan Burch of Middlebury College will give the keynote lecture “Disorderly Pasts: Kinship, Diagnoses, and Native American-U.S. Histories” at 7:30 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Ballroom.

Sponsors include History, Disability Studies, the Office for Students with Disabilities, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Movin’ Mavs Adapted Sports and Recreation.

(SOURCE: MavWire.)

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Friday, April 24
9:30 a.m.: “Disability and Slave Motherhood in the Antebellum South” by Dr. Dea H. Boster, Columbus State Community College
Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center

11:00 a.m.:  “‘She Played Like Any Ordinary Child’: Idiocy, Disability, and Family,” by Dr. Sarah F. Rose, UT Arlington
Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center

1:30 p.m.: “Personal Politics, Disability Rights, and the Deinstitutionalization of Psychiatric Hospitals,” by Dr. Anne E. Parsons, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center

3:00 p.m.: “Commentary,” by Dr. Sonya Michel, University of College Park at Maryland
Rio Grande Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center

7:30 p.m.: “Disorderly Pasts: Kinship, Diagnoses, and Native American-U.S. Histories,” by Dr. Susan Burch, Middlebury College
Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center

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