Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

Introduction: About once a month (supply allowing), we post 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, 2008-2009). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. We also include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations. Contributions are always welcomed offlist and are compiled into subsequent postings by the editor.

The usual caveats:

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).


Andersen, Lars Sch├Ądler.  "The Discovery of Professional Risk:  Social Science and the Industrial Accident in Denmark, 1880-1900," _Ideas in History_ 4(1)(2009).

Curran, Andrew.  "Rethinking Race History:  The Role of the Albino in the French Enlightenment Life Sciences," _History and Theory_ 48(3)(2009):  151-179.

Rohmann, Gregor.  "The Invention of Dancing Mania:  Frankish Christianity, Platonic Cosmology, and Bodily Expressions in Sacred Space," _The Medieval History Journal_ 12(1)(2009):  13-45.

Woloshyn, Tania Anne.  "La Cote d'Azur:  The terre privilegie of Invalids and Artists, c1860-1900," _French Cultural Studies_ 20(4)(2009):  383-402.


Jeff D. Corrigan reviewed Richard L. Lael, Barbara Brazos, and Margot Ford McMillen, _Evolution of a MIssouri Asylum:  Fulton State Hospital, 1851-2006_ (University of Missouri Press 2007), in _Oral History Review_ 36(2)(2009):  273-275.

Mari L. Nicholson-Preuss reviewed Carolyn Smith-Morris, _Diabetes Among the Pima:  Stories of Survival_ (University of Arizona Press 2006), in _Oral HIstory Review_ 36(2)(2009):  300-302.

Emma Moreton reviewed Donald E. Hardy, _The Body in Flannery  O'Connor's Fiction_ (University of South Carolina Press 2007), in  _Language and Literature_ 18(2009):  396-399.


Daniel J. Wilson, _Polio:  Biographies of Disease_ (Greenwood Press 2009).

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