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Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective

Leiden University –ERC Consolidator project

Project leader: Prof. dr. Monika Baár

Postdocs: Dr. Paul van Trigt, Dr. Amany Soliman

PhD candidates: Anna Derksen MA, Anais van Ertvelde MA, Sam de Schutter MA

How did disability become a global concern? In this project we will identify the contribution of international agencies, governmental and non-governmental organizations and, just as importantly, disabled people themselves, to the IYDP and by showing the connections, interactions and entanglements between various agents.

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