Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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, 2010-2011). Most 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).


Dilling, Horst, Hans Peter Thomsen, and Fritz Hohagen. "Care of the Insane in Lubeck during the 17th and 18th Centuries," _History of Psychiatry_ 21(4)(December 2010): 371-386.

Galer, Dustin. "A Friend in Need or a Business Indeed?: Disabled Bodies and Fraternalism in Victorian Ontario," _Labour/Le Travail_ 66(Fall 2010): 9-36.

Grob, Gerald N. "From Aging to Pathology: The Case of Osteoporosis," _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 66(2011): 1-39.

Villasante, Olga. "'War Neurosis' during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)," _History of Psychiatry_ 21(4)(December 2010): 424-435.


Oren Baruch Stier reviewed Anne Maxwell, _Picture Imperfect: Photography and Eugenics, 1870-1940_ (Sussex Academic Press 2008), in _Holocaust Genocide Studies_ 24(2010): 476-479.

Alamin Mazrui reviewed Nathaniel Deutsch, _Inventing America's Worst Family: Eugenics, Islam, and the Fall and Rise of the Tribe of Ishmael_ (University of California Press 2009) in _Journal of Islamic Studies_ 22(2011): 106-108.

John Campbell reviewed Bernadette Hoefer, _Psychosomatic Disorders in Seventeenth-Century French Literature_ (Ashgate 2009), in _French Studies_ 65(2011): 96-97.

Louise Lyle reviewed Jan Goldstein, _Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy: The Case of Nanette Leroux_ (Princeton University Press 2009), in _French Studies_ 65(2011): 110.

Jonathon Erlen reviewed Colin L. Talley, _A History of Multiple Sclerosis_ (Praeger 2008) in _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 66(2011): 137-139.

Contributions received this month from: Dustin Galer, John Erlen

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