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

Stephen Snelders
Charmaine Robson

Robson on Snelders, 'Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname under Dutch Rule, 1750–1950'

Stephen Snelders. Leprosy and Colonialism: Suriname under Dutch Rule, 1750–1950. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. 264 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5261-1299-6.

Reviewed by Charmaine Robson (University of New South Wales) Published on H-Disability (April, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison (University of Glasgow)

Designing Accessible Archives

The Society of American Archivists is completing a survey among users with disabilities to learn how to improve archives accessibility based on users' experiences. The survey asks respondents if they will provide their contact information and participate in a future focus group. Contact information is not required for respondents to complete the survey. Thank-you for taking the time to help the SAA. The link to the survey follows:

Sara White, Co-Chair

PhD Studentship on Electronic Soundscapes (1 June 2018)

WRoCAH White Rose Network Studentship: “Electronic Soundscapes” (Deaf responses to audio technologies)

  • Qual. type:             PhD
  • Location:               University of Leeds
  • Funding for:           UK Students, EU Students
  • Funding Amnt:       £14,777
  • Hours:                    Full Time
  • Closing Date:         1 June 2018

Awards provide fees at the Home-EU rate and a stipend paid at standard Research Council rates (£14,777 in Session 2018/19).

CFS: DHA Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award (1 May 2018)

Disability History Association Outstanding Publication Award 2018: Outstanding Article or Book Chapter Award

The Disability History Association (DHA) promotes the relevance of disability to broader historical enquiry and facilitates research, conference travel, and publication for scholars engaged in any field of disability history.


DHA is excited to announce its 7th Annual Outstanding Publication Award.