In recent years, the humanities have steadily expanded its exploration of multiple histories and communities upon the realization that the history and representation of those communities have often been neglected. Lately, this exploration has begun to include the disabled community.
For The Humanities Collaborative at EPCC-UTEP, each new year starts with a gathering of new Faculty and Student Fellows in June. From June 6-7, 2022, I attended The Collaborative's orientation in The University of Texas at El Paso Library's Blumberg Auditorium—the first orientation I attended since joining the Collaborative in September 2021—and I looked forward to this event because I was excited to meet my new Faculty Fellow and to learn more about the project I would work on this for this upcoming academic year.
“Do not seek the old in the new, but find something new in the old.”
--Siegfried Zielinski, Deep Time of the Media