Seventh Disability Studies Conference

Seventh Disability Studies Conference
26/11 - 27/11

26. November 2019. 09:00 - 27. November 2019. 17:30

ELTE Bárczi Gusztáv Gyógypedagógiai Kar (1097 Budapest, Ecseri út 3., C/105-107, Tóth Zoltán terem)

11/26 - 11/27

2019. November 26. 09:00 - 2019. November 27. 17:30

ELTE Bárczi Gusztáv Gyógypedagógiai Kar (1097 Budapest, Ecseri út 3., C/105-107, Tóth Zoltán terem)


The Institute for Disability and Social Participation (IDaSP), the Disability Studies Doctoral Workshop of ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, the Disability Studies Section of the Hungarian Sociological Association and the Centre for Social Sciences will hold the
Seventh Disability Studies Conference
26-27 November 2019 under the title

"Power and Disability”

”... power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.”
(Michel Foucault)

Disability Studies defines disability much more as social refusal and oppression than a form of personal non-conformity. In its questions, research and inquiry it asserts the scientific importance of the individual experience of persons with disabilities while at the same time it draws attention to the importance of reshaping the boundaries of science and integrating innovative approaches and contents. A thorough understanding of the existence, the phenomena and the forms of power that pervade and are rooted in everyday life, is considered to be a fundamental task.

The organisers of the conference embrace an interdisciplinary approach towards the topic of disability, so the current conference wishes to host thoughts, theories, practices and presentations of the results of scientific work as well works of art by those interested in the relationship between power, power relations and disability regardless of the disciplinary framework.

Planned Programme

DAY 1: 26. November

9.00-10.00 - Arrival, registration

Welcome and Introduction. Chairs: Dániel Csángó, Cserti-Szauer Csilla, drs.

10.00 – 10.10 - Introduction of the schedule by the chairs
10.10 – 10.20 - Gabriella Papp, PhD, habil. (ELTE Faculty of Special Needs Education, Dean)
10.20 – 10.25- György Könczei, DSc (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Head of the Institute for Disability and Social Participation)
10.25 – 10.30 - Technical information regarding the further schedule by the chairs

Keynote

10.30 – 11.30 - Prof. Anita Ghai, PhD (Ambedkar University, School of Human Studies): Disability Studies and engaged practice: a potential and promise
11.30 – 11.35 - Summary of the visual facilitator, Réka Livits

11.35 – 12.00 - Coffee break

Keynote

12.00 – 13.00 - Prof. Jan Walmsley, PhD (The Open University): Inclusive research into practice
13.00 – 13.05 - Summary of the visual facilitator, Réka Livits

13.05 – 13.10 - Technical information regarding the further schedule by the chairs

13.10-14.30 - Lunch

13.20 - 13.40 - Opening ceremony of the photo exhibition  (Hungarian Williams Syndrome Association) 

14.30 – 16.30 - Parallel themed sessions

Session 1: Inclusive research with persons with learning disabilities
Chair: Ágnes Kozma Turnpenny, PhD (University of Kent), Péter Horváth, drs. (ELTE University Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Prof. Jan Walmsley, PhD (The Open University): Inclusive research with persons with learning disabilities
Júlia Bauer (University of Szeged Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education), Sámuel Sárközi (participatory researcher): Participatory research using photovoice method
Noémi Horváth (University of Szeged Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education, student): Inclusive teaching in the Hungarian special needs education teacher BA programs
Réka Ótott-Kovács (Wesley János Kindergarden, Primary School and Secondary School; University of Szeged Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education): Research experiences using easy-to-understand questionnaires

Session 2: Prof. Anita Ghai (Ambedkar University, School of Human Studies)
Chair: György Könczei, DSc (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Session 3: Ilona Gere Scientific Meeting
Chairs
: Csilla Cserti-Szauer, drs. (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education), Ildikó Dunás-Varga, drs. (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Judit Lechnerné Vadász (independent expert): The professional legacy of Ilona Gere
Sára Csillag, PhD (Budapest Business School Faculty of Finance and Accountancy, Dean): Persons with various disabilities and HR systems
Roland Keszi, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education): Artificial Intelligence, Labor Market, Disability - Some considerations in the Light of Empirical Sociological Research
Borbála Bányai, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education), Anna Légmán, PhD (independent expert): Institutions in the field of labour market inclusion. „Patients” with psychiatric diagnosis and the labour market
Dóra Hangya, drs. (SINOSZ, ELTE University Doctoral School of Education): Disabled adults and the out-of-school adult education
Gábor Kovács, drs. (ELTE University Doctoral School of Education): Innovation trends in the labor market - How do we respond to the needs of people with disabilities?

Session 4

Chairs: Ilona Hernádi, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education), Zsuzsanna Kunt, drs. (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Miklós Bálint Tóth, drs. (Corvinus University of Budapest, Doctoral School of Political Science): Commentaries on the foundations of power theory of Critical Disability Studies
Csaba Andor, drs. (ELTE University Faculty of Social Sciences): Foucault asks, Heidegger answers? – similarities between everydayness and being the subject of biopower
Mária Flamich, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education), Rita Hoffmann, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education), Judit Gombás, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education): Narratives of Invisible Power - Words, Actions, Reflections and Their Contexts
Gyula Balog (First-Hand About Homelessness Programme), Márta Erdőhegyi (The City is for All), Katalin Gyöngyösi (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, student): Support or control? The operation of power in the lives of people with psychosocial disabilities experiencing homelessness and mental health difficulties

Session 5
Chairs: Katalin Heiszer, PhD (Disability Studies Doctoral Workshop), Zsuzsanna Horváth, drs. (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Eszter Bakonyi, PhD (National Media and Infocommunications Authority): Consumer empowerment of disabled people in the digital world. Conceptual differences in Europe about communication with disabled people
Erika Hruskó (Living independently – in a community), Tessza Udvarhelyi, PhD (School of Public Life): „Here you will find partners and allies for both thinking and doing” – from participatory action research to advocacy
Károly Kisari (Hidden Treasures Down Association): Fun4All model – the change is good
Virág Kiss, PhD (Eszterházy Károly University Visual Arts Institute, ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education): Empowerment through Art
Brigitta Suha (Apor Vilmos Catholic College, Cházár András EGYMI): Generational identity crisis in the light of creating social diversity

Session 6
Chairs: Vanda Katona, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education), Anikó Sándor, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Gábor Petri,PhD (University of Kent, Tizard Centre): Self-advocacy of people with learning disabilities and autistic people
Krisztián Kolonics (Hungarian Directorate-General for Social Affairs and Child Protection): Creating anotherness or being yourself!
dr. Anett Maléth, drs. (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education): What wheels must we set in motion to foster Supported Decision-Making in Hungary?
Orsolya Péter, PhD (Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine): Divine Gift or Divine Curse? Depictions of Physical and Intellectual Disability in Ancient Roman Sources
Carmen Svastics, drs. (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, ELTE University Doctoral School of Education), Bianka Tóth, drs.(ELTE Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral School of Linguistics, Tempus Public Foundation): Critical discourse analysis of the Hungarian Parliament’s Social Welfare Committee meeting (held 25th March 2015) adopting the new National Disability Programme, as well as the periodic report on the Action Plan for the implementation of tasks (report No. 3587)

Session 7
Chair: dr. Sándor Gurbai, PhD (University of Essex, School of Philosophy and Art History, ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Antonia Cioanca (Central European University): Democracy and Absent Citizens: Voting Capacity and the Electoral Participation of People with Cognitive and Mental Impairment
dr. János Fiala-Butora, PhD (Centre for Social Sciences, Legal Studies Institute): The capabilities approach and voting by persons with disabilities: in pursuit of dignity?
Ruth Candlish, drs. (Central European University): The political representation of disabled people – exploring the forms and mechanisms behind descriptive and substantive representation in legislatures
William E. Longden, drs. (Joyofsound): Inclusive participatory design of bespoke music instruments and auxiliary equipment as emancipatory arts interventions that advocate for equality, personal and social wellbeing.

Session 8
Chair: Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, PhD (ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education)

Jurga Jonutyte, PhD (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore), Giedre Smitiene, PhD (Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore): Inversions of Soviet Ableism in the Contemporary Lithuania
Olia Kazakevich, drs. (Central European University, Department of Gender Studies): Disability, femininity, and affect: mothers of children with disabilities in Russia
Floor van't Ende (Central European University, Department of Gender Studies): Higher education policies for the knowledge society: the place of (dis)ability
Madina Karsakpayeva, drs. (ELTE University Doctoral School of Education): Home-schooling as an oppression and power for students with disabilities. The Case of Kazahstan

16.30 – 17.00 - Coffee break

17.00 – 17.30 - Prof. Dan Goodley, PhD (Skype) (The University of Sheffield, School of Education): Celebrating the first Hungarian edition of Disability Studies - An Interdisciplinary Introduction and closing remarks on the first day of the conference

 

DAY 2: 27. November

09.00 – 09.30 - Arrival, registration
09.30 – 11.00 - Prof. Anita Ghai, PhD: Workshop
09.30 – 14.30 - Prof. Jan Walmsley, PhD: Life history workshop (for persons with learning disabilities and their allies)

 

The organizers reserve the right to change the programme.
The conference venue is accessible; we provide interpretation and personal assistance if needed.
Equal access will be provided with the support of the ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education and the ELTE University Service Center Office for Supporting Students’ Special Needs. The event is also supported by the ELTE Faculty of Education and Psychology, the Scientific Committee of the ELTE University and the Centre for Social Sciences.

Participation is free-of-charge but registration is required.

By submitting the registration the applicants acknowledge and agree that photographs and/or videos can be taken of them at the event and used  by the  Eötvös Loránd University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education including disclosure, according to the Civil Code Act V of 2013, 2.48  § (1).
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for the duration of the conference. 

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