Call for Papers: Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Conference

Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Conference

11-12th July 2023

The Open University, Milton Keynes

‘Community: Now and in the Past’


The Call for Papers for our 2023 SHLD conference is now open!

It is your chance to offer to speak at our Conference, to tell your story, to give an academic paper, to show a film or lead a workshop.

This is a very special event, the first in-person SHLD conference since before the coronavirus pandemic. The conference will take place on 11th and 12th July 2023 at The Open University (Milton Keynes).

More information about the conference and this year’s theme can be found here.

Please send in your idea for a presentation by Wednesday 1st March 2023 to:

Gabriela Costa at

We look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

Craig, Ian and Liz


Dr Liz Tilley | Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of School (Research and Knowledge Exchange)

School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

The Open University, Horlock Building Room 023, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA


Open Research Online:

Social History of Learning Disability Research Group: Social History of Learning Disability |