(In)Capacity, Health, Disability and Handicap in Humanities and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Workshop

Organizers: Kateřina Kolářová (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague – FHS UK), Martina Winkler (Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel), Filip Herza (FHS UK), Kamila Šimandlová (FHS UK)
: 17. 2. 2018
Where: Akademické Centrum, Husova 4a, Prague 1
Language: Czech/English

Workshop is organized within the project “(Post)Socialist Modernity and social and cultural politics of disability” jointly funded by the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), held by the Faculty of Humanities Charles University. The event is co-hosted by CEFRES and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


9–9:30 am Welcome

9:30–10 am : Opening of the symposium, Kateřina Kolářová.

10–11:45 am Panel I

  • Martina WinklerDisability and Childhood in Czechoslovak Media, 1960s-1989 (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) (in English)
  • Marek Fapšo, Jan RandákTo What Extent Was the So-Called  “Special” Socialist Teaching Really Socialist? (Institute of Czech History, Faculty of Literature UK)
  • Šimon Charvát: “Mental Disability Is a Time Bomb.” The Discursive Approach to “Mental Disability” in the Czech Lands During the Second Half of the XIXth Century (Chair of General Anthropology, FHS UK)
  • Maria-Lena FassigFirst Thoughts on Definition of Disability in the Historical Context of Socialist Czechoslovakia (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) (in English)

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 2:30 pm Panel II

  • Radek Carboch, Dana Hradcová, Dita Jahodová, Michal Synek: Between Silence and Translation. Ethnography of Cognitive Disability (Research center for longevity and long-terme care, FHS UK; Chair of Sociology, FSV MUNI Brno).
  • Daniela Komanická: Reconceptualizing Labor and Care Through the Active Participation of the User of Self-Determined Personal Assistance in the Service (Chair of Anthropology, FHS UK).
  • Ľubica Kobová: Vulnerability as an Ontological Condition and its Critical Reception (Chair of Gender Studies, FHS UK).
  • Hana Porkertová: Disability as an Amalgam at the Crossroads Between Rhetorics and Materiality (Chair of Sociology, FSS MU).

2: 30 – 3:00 pm Coffee break

3:00 – 4:30 pm Panel III

  • Petra Honová, Lucie Kondrátová, Dino Numerato: The Experience of the Patients and their Family Scrutinised by the Expertise of a Knowledge Society. The Case of the Psychiatric Care Reform (Chair of sociology, FSV UK; National Institute of Mental Health).
  • Martin Fafejta: The Czech Community on Pedophilia (ČEPEK) and its Emancipatory Rhetorics (Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Adult Learning, FF UP).
  •  Jiří Mertl: “I Never Tried That Before” … Psychological Assistance, Individual Responsibility and People Dismissed from Work (Research center for New Technologies, ZČU).

4:30 – 5 pm Conclusion of the symposium by Filip Herza

You can download the program of the conference  here
and the abstracts of each contribution  here.

See th argument of the conference.

For any question, please contact Kamila Šimandlová, simandlova[at]outlook.com