Read up on Disability History Month!

Photos of 8 book covers in the Disability History Month Collection.

Student Services, Information Services and Kent Union have created a reading list for students and staff who want to discover new books and resources for Disability History Month

From 18 November to 18 December is the nationally celebrated Disability History month, and Student Services, Information Services and Kent Union have curated a reading list for #DHMKent21 which features over 45 titles, resources and links. They explore and celebrate achievements and challenges through experiences of disablement both historically and in the world today.

Some of these resources are available to borrow from the Templeman or the Drill Hall libraries, or to purchase from Blackwell’s book shop on the Canterbury campus, whilst others you will need to source yourself. We have also included multimedia and audio-visual resources such as podcasts, online free events, radio programmes and TED talks. We hope you enjoy them, and that they might provide some interesting points for conversation or deepening of your knowledge. Crazy busy with deadlines right now? Why not take a look at the list and bookmark things to read/ listen to/ watch over vacation?

Share your reading comments and pictures on social media with #DHMKent21 #UniKentBookClub #StopTheStigma

Read more about events such as key note speaker Alex Staniforth, accessible film club (Dune) and ‘Give it Go’ pot decorating session in the full programme for Disability History Month at the University of Kent.

Do you want to start a virtual book club?

If you are interested in setting up a virtual book club, the library can help support it – so please get in touch or respond in comments at end of the post. Join our Disability Month History Book Club (What The **** is normal by Francesca Martinez) that will be advertised and promoted soon, so watch this space.

Get involved!

Is something missing? Students and staff members have the option to submit a reading suggestion via the ‘Recommend a Book’ form.

Share your views on what you are reading with #UniKentBookClub on Twitter and Facebook

Written by Emma Mires-Richards, Librarian 24.11.21

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