H-Net's network on the experience and phenomenon of 'disability.'



H-Disability is a scholarly network that explores the multitude of historical issues surrounding the experience and phenomenon of 'disability.' H-Disability was established in response to the growing academic interest and expanding scholarly literature on issues of disability throughout the world.

Recent Content

WEB: Annessa Stagner on WWI soldiers and shell shock (C-Span interview)

Video on C-Span right now:
"University of California, Irvine doctoral candidate Annessa Stagner talked about World War I soldiers and shell shock in this interview conducted at the 2014 American Historical Association conference in Washington, DC."

Issues at DS-Hum

Because the subscriber bases for H-Disability and DS-Hum have some overlap, I've agreed to share a message from Virginia Bemis (the DS-Hum moderator) about what's happening over there.  Apparently, if your message gets rejected or you get unsubscribed, it's not your fault--there's something going on with their server.  (She mentions Yahoo below, but it might be other addresses too, from what I'm hearing.) They're trying to fix it. 

Here's the message from Virginia:

Dear listers
We have a terrible problem with Yahoo.  Just about everybody with a Yahoo address is getting messages bounced back, and several have been unsubscribed from the list by the UMD server robot.  We're trying to fix it, but it may take a while.

CFP: Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief and Pain (Edinburgh, 23 May 2014)

[Note that today (April 11) is the deadline for proposals.--Ed.]

An interdisciplinary workshop organised and funded by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23 May 2014.

This one-day workshop aims to explore perspectives on emotions, taking as its starting point ‘loss’—as an historical fact and emotional response— and exploring the perceptions, depictions and constructions of responses to it.  Confirmed speakers include:

Prof Maureen Carroll, Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield

Dr Glenys Davies, Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

JOB: Postdoc in History of Neuroscience & Psychiatry (Calgary CANADA)

Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Area:            History of Medicine (history of neuroscience & psychiatry)      
Duration:        2 Years (potential for 3rd year)         
Start Date:      September 1, 2014       
Salary:          Commensurate with Experience

The Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Neuroscience & Psychiatry for a research project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Job Description: