Dr. Nicole Belolan will present “Disabilities Then, Disabilities Now,” a discussion on what it was like to be disabled in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through an examination of original artifacts on October 24 at the Cherry Hill Public Library and on November 2 at the Moorestown Public Library.
Dr. Belolan is the Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden and is a historian of the material culture of disability in early America. She is also co-editor of The Public Historian, digital media editor of the National Council on Public History’s blog History@Work, and directs the Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation.
Dr. Belolan was invited to speak for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Democracy Conversation Project, which aims to “explore how our communities define, understand, and participate in American democracy.” In “Disabilities Then, Disabilities Now,” Dr. Belolan strives to “increase awareness of disability history and disability justice and activism in America today.”
Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend. For additional information, click here.