Friday, May 2, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

About once a month, and appearing as an an occasional feature of H-Disability, Penny L. Richards, a PhD Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Co-editor of H-Education and H-Disability, compiles and posts a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2007-2008). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. Additional sources include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

She welcomes contributions offlist that are compiled into subsequent postings . Her usual caveats for contributions are:

"1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;

2) listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and

3) only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors)."


Beaumanoir, A. "Institutional Care for Patients with Epilepsy: Historical Aspects from the Late 18th Century until Today," _Epilepsies_ 20(1)(2008): 45-50.

Gonsalves, J. "Reading Idiocy: Wordsworth's 'The Idiot Boy,'" _Wordworth Circle_ 38(3)(2007): 121-129.

Hocking, Clare. "The Way We Were: Romantic Assumptions of Pioneering Occupational Therapists in the United Kingdom," _British Journal of Occupational Therapy_ 71(4)(April 2008): 146-154.

McCabe, Helen. "Two Decades of Serving Children with Autism in the People's Republic of China: Achievements and Challenges of a State- run Mental Health Center," _Disability & Society_ 23(3)(2008): 271-282.

Oliphant, J. "'Touching the Light': The Invention of Literacy for the Blind, _Paedagogica Historica_ 44(1-2)(2008): 67-82.

Stone, Christopher, and Bencie Woll. "Dumb O Jemmy and Others: Deaf People, Interpreters, and the London Courts in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," _Sign Language Studies_ 8(3)(2008): 226-240.

Todman, Don. "Warts and the Kings of Parthia: An Ancient Representation of Hereditary Neurofibromatosis Depicted in Coins," _Journal of the History of the Neurosciences_ 17(2)(2008): 141-146.


Thomas Docherty reviewed Allan Ingram and Michelle Faubert, _Cultural Constructions of Madness in Eighteenth-Century Writing: Representing the Insane_ (Palgrave MacMillan 2005), in _Modern Language Review_ 103 (1)(January 2008): 193.


Verstraete, Pieter (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KULeuven, Belgium, 2008): "Disability History: A Foucauldian Perspective"


Oliphant, J. _The Early Education of the Blind in Britain c. 1790-1900: Institutional Experience in England and Scotland_ (Edwin Mellen Press 2007).

Raemdonck, L. & Scheiris, I. _Ongehoord verleden. Dove frontvorming in Belgiƫ aan het begin van de 20ste eeuw_ (Gent: Fevlado-Diversus 2007) [Deaf advocacy in Belgium at the end beginning of the twentieth century].

Contributions received this month from: Pieter Verstraete

Compiled by Penny L. Richards

PhD Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability