Margaret Price visits Madison

Brownbag discussion with Professor Price Friday, Feb. 20th, 12:00-1:00pm The Bunge Room (formerly SLIS Commons) 4207 Helen C. White Hall

Our discussion will focus on the question of how to actualize access in spaces of higher education, including classrooms, and also meetings, conferences, etc. In particular, we’ll think about ways that mental disability and other less-recognized forms of disability might push our thinking about access in higher-ed spaces.

Please RSVP to Elisabeth Miller at to receive readings for this event.

Transient Spaces and the Traces They Leave: Practicing Access in Higher Education Friday, Feb. 20th, 3:30-5:00pm Red Gym, On Wisconsin Room

In this talk, Margaret Price advances a theory of “crip space/time,” drawing upon concepts from classical rhetoric, architecture, and design. Arguing that access is a practice, not an event, Price offers findings from her new research on mental disability in higher education, and suggests ways that the practice of access can be implemented more democratically in the everyday spaces of academic life.

The organizers ask that you please refrain from wearing scented products to these events.

If you need an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Elisabeth Miller, Event Coordinator, at 507-884-6634 or Requests for sign language interpreters, real time captioning, Braille or electronic documents should be made by February 13th. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

Professor Price’s visit is generously sponsored by the UW Madison Anonymous Fund and as a part of the Disability Activism Workshop sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.