The Institute on Human Development and Disability will host the second annual Disability History Symposium: The History of Mental Illness in Georgia, on Oct. 19 as part of FACS Week activities within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Kim E. Nielsen, author of “A Disability History of the United States,” will be the keynote speaker. The event takes place in the Richard Russell Special Collections Library from 1-4 p.m.
Nielsen is a professor of disability studies, history and women’s and gender studies at the University of Toledo. Her latest book is the first analysis of disability throughout U.S. history and covers the period prior to European arrival through the present.