Tuesday, August 12, 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)."


Kelly, Brendan D. "Poverty, Crime, and Mental Illness: Female Forensic Psychiatric Committal in Ireland, 1910-1948," _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 311-328.

Seng, Loh Kah. "'Our Lives are Bad but our Luck is Good': A Social History of Leprosy in Singapore," _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 291-309.

Smith, Leonard. "'Your Very Thankful Inmate': Discovering the Patients of an Early County Lunatic Asylum," _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 237-252.

Smith, Lisa Wynne. "'An Account of an Unaccountable Temper': The Experience of Pain in Early Eighteenth-Century England and France," _Eighteenth-Century Studies_ 41(4)(Summer 2008): 459-480.

Stainton, Tim. "Reason, Grace, and Charity: Augustine and the Impact of Church Doctrine on the Construction of Intellectual Disability," _Disability & Society_ 23(5)(2008): 485-496.


Anna Bayman reviewed Katharine Hodgkin, _Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography_ (Palgrave MacMillan 2007), in _English Historical Review_ 123(502)(2008): 739-740.

T. M. Lemos, reviewed Johanna Dorman, The Blemished Body: Deformity and Disability in the Qumran Scrolls (Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit 2007), in _Review of Biblical Literature_ [http://www.bookreviews.org/] (2008).

Jeremy Schipper reviewed Johanna Dorman, _The Blemished Body: Deformity and Disability in the Qumran Scrolls (Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit 2007), in _Review of Biblical Literature_ [http://www.bookreviews.org/] (2007).

Gayle Davis reviewed Joseph Melling and Bill Forsythe, _The Politics of Madness: The State, Insanity, and Society in England, 1845-1914_ (Routledge 2006) in _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 409-411.

Andrew Scull reviewed Sloan Mahone and Megan Vaughan, eds., _Psychiatry and Empire_ (Palgrave McMillan 2007) in _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 411-413.

Gemma Blok reviewed Petteri Pietikainen, _Neurosis and Modernity: The Age of Nervousness in Sweden_ (Brill 2007), in _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 413-414.

Julie Parle reviewed Catharine Coleborne, _Reading 'Madness': Gender and Difference in the Colonial Asylum in Victoria, Australia, 1848-1888_ (Network Press 2007), in _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 415-416.


Steve Bailey, _Athlete FIrst: A History of the Paralympic Movement_ (Wiley 2008).

James Moran, Leslie Topp, and Jonathan Andrews, eds., _Madness, Architecture, and the Built Environment: Psychiatric Spaces in Historical Context_ (Routledge 2007).

Jeremy Schmidt, _Melancholy and the Care of the Soul: Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Madness in Early Modern England_ (Ashgate 2007).

Contributions received this month from: Pieter Verstraete, Tim Vermande, Cathy Kudlick, Jonathan Erlen

Compiled byPenny L. Richards PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability