Disability History Hackathon

Are you interested in disability history?
Do you like locating quality research materials on the internet?

Join a group of volunteers at the Disability History Hackathon on Friday 2 December to find resources for a guide to Disability History resources. 

After a brief training on advanced Google searches, you will work individually or in small groups on identifying research resources (databases, archives, websites, etc.) on an aspect of disability history of your choice. You will create brief descriptions for each resource.

We expect to spend up to 2 hours on the Hackathon with a break in between and a drinks reception at the end.

You will be able to join in person in the History Faculty, George St, or remotely. All rooms are accessible.

More information about the day, handouts, slides, etc. will be shared with participants in advance.

There is limited space available and early booking is encouraged.

Book your place here


What will you get out of it?

  • Discover research materials for disability history
  • Learn advanced Google search from a professional librarian
  • Network with other researchers
  • Join a community-led project to create an online guide for disability history

What do you need?

An interest in, knowledge of, and enthusiasm for disability resources and/or disability history.

Technical requirements:

  • Remote: computer with Teams or Zoom, camera and microphone
  • Onsite: a laptop; ideally Eduroam wifi account (wifi access can be provided)
  • Recommended: headphones or earphones