SAVE THE DATES FOR THE APRIL 12-13, 2017, MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES CONFERENCE
Proposals are due December 5th, 2011
During the course of packing for an office move I came across a well-used copy of Knots by R.D. Laing, an existential psychiatrist whose study of psychosis and mental illness influenced the development of the Antipsychiatry movement. The book, written as Laing was struggling to find a balance between the different types of knowledge gained from listening to individual experience and increasingly statistical aggregate research, with the different understandings engendered by art and science, inspired this year’s theme. In the introduction to Knots he described his effort:
“… I could have remained closer to the ‘raw’ data in which these patterns appear. I could have distilled them further towards an abstract logico-mathematical calculus. I hope they are not so schematized that one may not refer back to the very specific experiences from which they derive; yet that they are sufficiently independent of ‘content’, for one to divine the final formal elegance in these webs of maya.”
Similarly, the theme for the Twelfth Annual Multiple Perspectives, “Experience Understood in Image, Poetry, Narrative and Research” reaches across disciplines, professions and modes of knowing for a fuller understanding of disability. The theme facilitates our twelve year exploration of disability as a reflection of the human condition as seen through the lenses of environmental, theoretical and social constructs as well as personal experience.
Preference will be given to presentations that encourage conversations across the typical divisions (medical and social, education and employment, research and practice, business and government, rights and charity …) or focus on the parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity.
Past programs and conference updates as they become available can be found at: http://ada.osu.edu/conferences.htm.
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The Multiple Perspectives Conference is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Endowment Fund and ongoing support from The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
As a way to help you think about your presentations here are three different approaches to understanding attitudes toward disability parking:
Proposals may be submitted:
Proposals must include:
Please describe the content, focus and desired outcomes for the presentation using these questions as a guide.
The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.