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

Does genetic and genomic screening keep open the door to eugenics? - Roundtable discussion, 25th May

NHGRI invites you to join a conversation on the complexities surrounding historical and present-day eugenics, scientific racism and ableism in the context of genetic and genomic screening and diagnostic technologies.  

Re: Promotion for the 2022Western History Association Disability Scholar Award Application

“Disability Western History Scholar Award”
The purpose of the Western History Disability Studies and Disabled Scholar Award is to promote the place of disability and all of the ramifications that disability, diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion have had in the history of the North American West. It is important to promote and support scholars who study this history, whether these scholars have a disability or not. To read more on the significance and vibrancy of Disability Studies

April 2022 Newsletter #248

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, 2019-2020).

UK Disability History and Heritage Hub

Dear colleagues, 

We are excited to announce the official launch of the UK Disability History and Heritage Hub. This is a new organization focused on disability history and heritage. It emerged out of the “Invisible & Under-Represented? Disability History, Objects & Heritage” conference held back in March, and has been organised by a group of PGR students in the field of Disability History.