The Civilian Disabled: War and its role in the disability rights movement, Gareth Millward, Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM

Hosted by London School Library and Archives and the International Centre for Evidence in Disability – in the series Improving health in wartime exhibition events

Date: Friday 19 September 2014
Time: 12:45 pm 1:45 pm
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Gareth Millward, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

When disabled people came together to form the Disablement Income Group in 1965, they demanded better services for “the civilian disabled”. This reflected the long-standing relationship between injured war veterans and disability policy in the United Kingdom. This talk begins to explain how, from the late nineteenth century, war and disability policy have been inextricably linked; and how this had knock-on effects for those who were not directly physically or mentally scarred by conflict.

This is a joint event between London School Library and Archives and the  International Centre for Evidence in Disability.

Admission: Registration required, see url below

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