Inviting Abstracts for a Two Day International Online Conference "Rethinking Disability across Disciplines: New Directions and Emerging Trends"

deadline for submissions: 
May 13, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
School of Social Sciences and Humanities, VIT-AP UNIVERSITY, India

In the aftermath of the World Wars, the concept of disability gained momentum. It was observed that the individuals with disability were subjected to segregation and isolation. However, by the advent of 21st Century, this mindset transitioned from the ‘medical model’ to the ‘social model’ which elevated the positioning of the ‘disabled subject’ from the margins to the forefront. This ‘social model’ further envisaged the inclusion of various discourses such as art, literature, psychology, law, science and health.

The conference, therefore, aims at focusing on the aspects of disability from various fields ranging from Health Science. Law, Governance, Literature, Arts and allied disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach shall enable us to grasp the undercurrent of human psyche and observe each facet of the issue with microscopic precision. The conference also intends to map the trajectories of various reforms undertaken for the needs of persons with disability, to create awareness about it through the process of accessibility and inclusion, and also to provide a collaborative platform to researchers, practitioners, and professionals working on diverse aspects of disability.

We invite original abstracts from various stakeholders including lawyers, health care experts, NGOs, special educators, PhD scholars and independent scholars, and academicians who are interested to contribute. We will be glad to showcase works by artists (painters, singers, storytellers, Youtubers) that generate awareness and will enlighten the theme of the conference.

Registration Charges:

Indian Nationals: Rs 300                                                     Foreign Scholars: 8 USD 

ü  Cash Awards for best paper presented in each panel.

ü  Selected Papers (publication charges apply) will be published as an edited book with ISBN, by a reputed publisher.


The suggested areas for potential abstracts are, but not confined to:

  • Disability, Law and Justice in India
  • Disability and Language Curriculum in India
  • Disability: Scope and Limitations as a Genre
  • Disability in Literature
  • Disability and Dalit Studies
  • Disability and ELT
  • Disability and Popular Culture
  • Disability and Indian Academia
  • Disability and Quota System
  • Disability and Gender- History and Continuity
  • Disability and The Gaps in Survey (or) Discourses
  • Disability in Health Sciences
  • Art and Disability

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts: 13-05-2023. 

Full paper submission:    13-06-2023

E certificate distribution:  Within 1 week of reception of full papers (following MLA 8)

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Organising Institutions

VIT-AP University, Amaravati, which has been constantly setting benchmarks in the fields of Applied Engineering and in Social Sciences and Humanities collaborates with Integral University, Lucknow. VIT-AP is ranked as the number 1 emerging private universities in India and is the first institution from India to get a 4 Star Diamond rating in the QS World University ranking. Integral University is one of the fastest growing Universities to boost researches in Science, Health and Humanities – has been the recipient of the prestigious ranking in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and currently hosts students from more than 20 countries. 

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