Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research is an international peer-reviewed journal aiming to disseminate innovative, high quality, social research on disability, which enables critical reflection on the position of people with disabilities in different societal contexts.
The journal’s defining characteristic is a focus on the relationship between people with disabilities and their environments. It is multi-disciplinary in scope, incorporating research from a variety of perspectives - such as sociological, historical, cultural studies, health and social policy - which share a commitment to recognising that disability is not a property of the individual person, but something shaped by social relations and structures.
The journal was established by the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR), an association who actively facilitate the sharing and dissemination of social research on disability in the five Nordic countries.
Read more about the journal here.
Posted on 06 May 2020
The organising committees of both the Lancaster Disability Conference due to occur this September and the NNDR Conference due to be held in Iceland in 2021 have discussed the implications of the current COVID-19 crises. They have now issued a joint statement postponing both conferences: the Lancaster conference will now take place in September 2021 and the NNDR Conference will now take place in Iceland in May 2022.
Read more details about this important change here.
This is very important news for the international disability community. The SJDR editors are at the early stages of discussions with NNDR and the Lancaster Conference committee about ways we can help support online interaction in the meantime to ensure debate and connection can continue. We are seeing many worrying issues around the crisis and the treatment of people with disabilities, including in Higher Education and research, therefore it is important we create opportunities to ensure the issues are being discussed.
Posted on 29 Apr 2020