Disability in World History

istockphoto-purchased2CAT3 Disability in World History 

Spring 2021

This Culture, Art, and Technology course (CAT3) presents historical perspectives on disability and the struggle for access and equality and for the recognition of civil and human rights for people with disabilities.  CAT3 explores diverse perspectives and examines societal treatment of people with disabilities and the legacy of such perspectives and treatment,  highlighting the role of technology and the arts, from antiquity to the present and then considers the possibilities of the near future.

This course is co-taught by Professors Matthew Herbst and Lisa Porter, who previously taught a seminar on disability & Turkish history and took their class to Istanbul to volunteer with disability-related NGOs and schools:  Türk Anneler Derneği Özel Eğitim IMG_3448ve Rehabilitasyon Merkezi in Florya, Özel Eğitim Merkezi in Yeşilköy, İTO Özel Eğitim Merkezi in Bağcılar, Istanbul University, and İnsan Toplum ve Teknoloji Derneği.