9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, West Hill, Putney, London SW15 3SW
Surgery & Emotion is co-sponsoring this event with the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) Archive Service.
This conference, open to everyone, marks the official opening of the RHN Archive Service.
A programme of talks will explore aspects of disability history, with a particular focus on Victorian state and philanthropic response to long-term disability and the understanding and experience of ‘incurability’ in the nineteenth century.
There will be speakers, including historians, archivists and medical professionals who will be presenting on nineteenth-century disabled identities; medical and public conceptions of ‘incurability’; treatment and care of people with disabilities in workhouses, asylums and voluntary hospitals, and the history and heritage collections of the RHN.
Attendees will have an opportunity to explore the history of the RHN for themselves through afternoon activities including heritage talks, archive handling sessions and guided tours.
Lead facilitator: Chris Olver, Archivist, RHN
The conference is £30. To attend, please complete the registration form via the link below.
Image courtesy of RHN Archive Service.