The Preservation League of NYS will host an online Zoom panel Disability Justice in Preservation on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.
Nicole Belolan, historian of eighteenth and nineteenth-century American social and cultural history with a specialization in disability history, Laura Leppink, current Board Chair of Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps, Perri Meldon, Park History fellow in the National Park Service, and Manar-ul Islam Swaby, founder and principal strategist of Sway B Access LLC will explore work being done around disability justice in the preservation field and look at a more holistic vision for accessibility in historic spaces.
Registration is required to attend the event, click here to register.
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.
Registration is open for the American Association for State and Local History’s (AASLH) Virtual Conference, Right Here, Right Now: The Power of Place. The virtual conference is designed to be an inspirational and informative experience and designed to be more accessible for many people.
The conference theme, Right Here, Right Now: The Power of Place, suggests many important questions surrounding our sense of place, community, and how we see stories reflected in museums, historic sites, and the local cultural sector.
To register for the conference and for additional information on the schedule, click here.