July Newsletter #251

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Introduction: About once a month, we post a list of recently published books and journal articles about the history of disability (somewhat broadly defined). We also include book chapters in new collections, book reviews, dissertations, podcasts, and other materials. A few caveats: (1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these publications and include others; (2) listing here does not constitute a recommendation of the works; and (3) only English-language publications are usually culled, but we welcome works in other languages from contributors.

If you have suggestions of works to be featured, please contact the H-Disability editors at our new email address: editor.hdisability@gmail.com


William Bronston, Public Hostage Public Ransom: Ending Institutional America. Page Publishing, October 2021.

Mary Dunn, Where Paralytics Walk and the Blind See: Stories of Sickness and Disability at the Juncture of Worlds. Princeton University Press, June 2022.

Todd Carmody. Work Requirements: Race, Disability, and the Print Culture of Social Welfare. Duke University Press, August 2022.

Kylee-Anne Hingston. Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Illness in Victorian Fiction. Liverpool University Press, September 2022.


Rabia Belt (June 2022). ‘The Fat Prisoners’ Dilemma: Slow Violence, Intersectionality, and a Disability Rights Framework for the Future. Georgetown Law Journal, Vol 110, No.4, 786

Steele L. Sites of conscience redressing disability institutional violence. Incarceration. July 2022. doi:10.1177/26326663221103435

Robert Stock (2022) Broken elevators, temporalities of breakdown, and open data: how wheelchair mobility, social media activism and situated knowledge negotiate public transport systems, Mobilities, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2022.2057810 (Open Access)

Di Giulio, Marco. "The Origins of Israeli Deaf Ethnicity." Jewish Social Studies 27, no. 2 (2022): 144-182.


Kristy Wilson Bowers. Review of Canalis, Rinaldo Fernando; Ciavolella, Massimo, eds. Disease and Disability in Medieval and Early Modern Art and Literature (Cursor Mundi). H-Disability, H-Net. July 2022. https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=56977

Radu Harald Dinu. Review of Schmidt, Marion; Werner, Anja, eds. Zwischen Fremdbestimmungund Autonomie: Neue Impulse zur Gehörlosengeschichte in Deutschland, Österreich under Schweiz.. H-Disability, H-Net Reviews. July, 2022. https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=58055

Michael Rembis. Review of Hanley, Anne R.; Meyer, Jessica, eds. Patient Voices in Britain, 1840-1948 (Social Histories of Medicine, 44). H-Disability, H-Net Reviews. July, 2022. https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=57235


August 17, 2022; 12 pm-1:00 pm US/Central. “Addressing the Needs of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disbilities.”

Hosted by: South Southwest ATTC

Contact: Paula.Heller-Garland@unt.edu

August 22, 2022; 2:00-3:00 EDT. “Working Together to Empower Community Inclusion: Health/Housing/Independent-Living Partnerships.”

Event Website: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xXG0U6NWQlWd6zjQxaNLpw

Organization Name: Housing and Services Resource Center


Housing and Services Resource Center
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Phone: (202) 872-0888


September 6, 2022; 4:00-5:15 pm ET, “History of Accessible Design and Technology, on Tuesday,” by The Park History and Accessibility Support Programs.

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Contributions received from Dr. Iain Hutchison, University of Glasgow.

Compiled by: Dr. Shubhangi Garg Mehrotra, Fordham University

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