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DisPLACE (Disability in Public Life and Cultural Expression) is a digital platform for the collection and interpretation of experiences of disability, past and present, by people with disabilities in collaboration with other students, researchers, disability service organizations, and the creative industries.

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Date 20 March 2019
Time 14:30

This will be the first archive in the Netherlands to gather and analyse a wide range of historical sources on disabilities in one portal, the first shared virtual environment to collect the cultural heritage of disability here, and the first to make these accessible online to people with a wide variety of disabilities.

Content for the website was developed by students on the MA program in Public History at the University of Amsterdam, in collaboration with members of the BIB Network (Bronnen voor inclusieve burgerschap).

The prototype is funded by an NWO Creative Industry – KIEM Grant of €18,000 for the research project ‘Digital Disability Archive’ (1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018), awarded to Manon Parry (UvA/VU) and collaborating applicants Paul van Trigt (LUIH), Paul Bijl (KITLV), Disability Studies in Nederland, and multimedia partner Driebit. The project is part of a larger initiative by the BIB Network, working to stimulate the collection and interpretation of disability history.


Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden

Ms dr. M.S. (Manon) Parry

Faculty of Humanities

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