City, University of London is delighted to be hosting the next Equality Diversity Inclusion Conference on the theme of Dis(ability)
There is currently a call for papers for this conference. Details can be found on the conference website
The EDI Conference is pleased to welcome a wide range of streams about the complex relationships between equality, diversity, and inclusion, from different theoretical, empirical, and methodological angles, as well as across various trans/inter/national and disciplinary contexts.
In 2023, we would like to draw particular attention to the concept of Dis(ability), as an estimated 1.3 billion people – or 1 in 6 people worldwide - experience significant disability (WHO, 2 Dec 2022)i. Do societies ‘see the ability’ or ‘a different ability’ among the disabled community? Are people with disabilities treated equally with the rest of the population? Have societies acknowledged that being disabled is OK so that people with disabilities can have equality, accommodations can be made, and the unemployment rate for people with disabilities can drop? In its December 2022 report, the WHO provides a gloomy picture and argues that people with disabilities still face barriers including stigma, discrimination, exclusion from education and employment, etc.
Call for papers - objectives:
- Determine if disability today is considered as part of being human and whether it is integral to the human experience.
- Promote the assembly, exchange and dissemination of good practice for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.
- Assess the treatment and the opportunities for active inclusion and full participation of the disabled community in different parts of the world.
- Check if people with disabilities can take advantage of new technologies and tools in the digital and information society, e.g., through the assistive technology service delivery.
We invite academic streams and workshops which make empirical, theoretical or methodological contributions, to be presented in academic streams, as well as experiences of policy makers and practitioners, which can be presented in workshops or round table discussions
Streams are envisaged as following a traditional academic format, whereas workshops are open to more unconventional and informal procedures.
Stream chairs and workshop chairs will receive a reduction of 50% on the conference fees. Each stream or workshop may have up to three chairs.
There will be a doctoral colloquium parallel to the conference. Information on deadlines and modes of submission are available on the EDI website.
Visit the CONFERENCE WEBSITE for call for papers, programme and booking information.