Skip to main content

Please note: this event has passed

A conversation and exploration with Dr Coreen McGuire

Curious about the history of disability? This meeting is open to any scholars and students interested in exploring the current state of disability history and its potential relevance for your own research and/or teaching. Participants are encouraged to read Dr McGuire’s work-in-progress article “What is disability history the history of?” in preparation, and/or to bring an item they wish to explore, but walk-ins are equally encouraged. If you are interested in participating please contact Dr Anna Maerker ( Coffee/tea will be available.

Speaker: Dr Coreen McGuire is Assistant Professor in Twentieth-Century British History at Durham University, and the author of Measuring Difference, Numbering Normal: Setting the standards for disability in the interwar period. Her current research focuses on the development and impact of the categories used to organise data to measure disability and this work is supported by a Wellcome University Award. She co-leads ‘The Measurement Lab’ with Professor Alex Broadbent at Durham University’s Institute for Medical Humanities. She is co-editor with Dr Joseph Martin of The British Journal for the History of Science book reviews section

Facilitator: Dr Anna Maerker is a historian of science, technology and medicine at King’s College London and a current DFI fellow. She is working on the material culture of STM in historical perspective, with a particular interest in technologies of the body.

Booking information

This workshop is free and open to all but numbers are extremely limited; to book a place please contact Dr Anna Maerker ( If you find you are unable to come to the event, please kindly cancel your booking.

This event is wheelchair accessible. This event may be filmed and photographed, by attending you consent to appearing in any footage or stills of the event. To inform the organiser of any access requirements, please email

At this event


Reader in History of Medicine

Event details

Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS