Monday, November 3, 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)."


Barmaki, Reza. "The Bourgeois Order and the 'Normal' Child: The Case of Ontario, 1867-1900," _International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction_ 5(3)(July 2007): 263-276.

Ellis, Robert. "The Asylum, the Poor Law, and the Growth of County Asylums in Nineteenth-Century Yorkshire," _Northern History_ 45(2) (September 2008): 279-293.

Gabbard, D. C. "From Idiot Beast to Idiot Sublime: Mental Disability in John Cleland's _Fanny Hill_," _PMLA_ 123(2)(2008): 375-389.

Masala, Carmelo, and Donatella Rita Petretto, "From Disablement to Enablement: Conceptual Models of Disability in the 20th Century," _Disability & Rehabilitation_ 30(17)(2008): 1233-1244.

Moeschen, Sheila. "A Crippling Deceit: Mendicancy and the Performance of Disability in Progressive America," _Text and Performance Quarterly_ 28(1-2)(January 2008): 81-97.

Richards, Penny L. "Online Museums, Exhibits, and Archives of American Disability History," in Susan Koppelman and Alison Franks, eds., _Collecting the Internet: Essays on the Pursuit of Old Passions through New Technologies_ (McFarland 2008): 168-179.

Todman, Donald. "Epilepsy in the Graeco-Roman World: Hippocratic Medicine and Asklepian Temple Medicine Compared," _Journal of the History of the Neurosciences_ 17(4)(2008): 435-441.


Richard L. Gawthrop reviewed David Lederer's _Madness, Religion, and the State in Early Modern Europe: The Bavarian Beacon_ (Cambridge UP 2006), in _German History_ 26(4)(2008): 578-579.

Dave Feickert reviewed Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston, _Miners' Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining_ (Ashgate 2007), in _Australian Economic History Review_ 48(3)(October 2008): 320-321.


Thomas Barow (Humboldt Universität Berlin, 2007): "Die 'Schwachsinningenfürsorge' in Schweden 1916-1945 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung pädagogischer Entwicklungen" [The care of for 'feebleminded' people in Sweden 1916-1945 with special attention for educational developments]

Abigail Lauren Salerno (PhD, Duke University 2007): "The Blind Heroine in Cinema History: Film and the Not-Visual"Advisor: Jane M. Gaineshttp.

Contributions received this month from: Pieter Verstraete, John Erlen

Compiled by

Penny L. Richards PhD

Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability

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