Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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, 2011-2012). 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).


Brownlee, Kimberly, "Treatment of the Mentally Ill in Northwest Ohio: The Lucas County Infirmary and Poor Farm and the Toledo State Hospital," _Northwest Ohio History_ 79(Fall 2011): 1-14.

Ferlito, Susanna. "Hysteria's Upheavals: Emotional Fault Lines in Cristina di Belgiojoso's Health History," _Modern Italy_ 17(2)(2012): 157-170.

Grimsley-Smith, Melinda. "Revisiting a 'Demographic Freak': Irish Asylums and Hidden Hunger," _Social History of Medicine_ 25(2)(2012): 307-323.

Munyi, Chomba Wa. "Past and Present Perceptions Towards Disability: A Historical Perspective," _Disability Studies Quarterly_ 32(2) (2012): online open access here: http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3197

York, Sarah. "Alienists, Attendants, and the Containment of Suicide in Public Lunatic Asylums, 1845-1890," _Social History of Medicine_ 25(2)(2012): 324-342.


Joanna Bourke reviewed Julie Anderson, _War, Disability and Rehabilitation in Britain: 'Soul of a Nation'_ (Manchester University Press 2011), in _Social History of Medicine_ 25(2)(2012): 565-566.

Elizabeth M. Smith-Pryor reviewed Linda V. Carlisle, _Elizabeth Packard: A Noble Fight_ (University of Illinois Press 2010) in _American Historical Review_ 117(2)(April 2012): 533-534.

Elizabeth A. Dolan reviewed Allan Ingram, Stuart Sim, Clark Lawlor, Richard Terry, John Baker, and Leigh Wetherall-Dickson, _Melancholy Experience in Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century: Before Depression, 1660-1800_ (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), in _The Review of English Studies_ 63(259)(2012): 327-329.

Mark Mostert reviewed Margret A. Winzer, _From Integration to Inclusion: A History of Special Education in the 20th Century_ (Gallaudet University Press 2009), in _History of Education Quarterly_ 52(2)(May 2012): 319-321.

Michael Sappol reviewed Elizabeth Stephens, _Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body from 1700 to the Present_ (Liverpool University Press 2011) in _Social History of Medicine_ 25(2)(2012): 546-548.

Mary Ann Lund reviewed Katharine Hodgkin, ed., _Women, Madness and Sin in Early Modern England: The Autobiographical Writings of Dionys Fitzherbert_ (Ashgate 2010), in _Social History of Medicine_ 25(2) (2012): 559-560.


David M. Turner, _Disability in Eighteenth Century England_ (Routledge 2012).

Gretchen E. Henderson, _Galerie de Difformité_ (Lake Forest College Press 2011).

Contributions received this month from: Dan Wilson, Kathleen Sheldon, Ethan Henderson

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