Current Journal Articles (#222 // February 2020)

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Current Journal Articles (#222 // February 2020)


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). 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.


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).



  • Bolt, David, et al. Special Issue on Disability and the Emotions. Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 14, 1 (2020): 1-130.
  • Hsu, Stephanie. “Notes on a Pedagogy of Debility.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, 3 (2019): 81-87.
  • Hutchison, Iain and Dee Hoole. “Discharge, Disposal, and Death: Outcomes for Child Inmates of the Scottish National Institution, Larbert, and Stanley Hall, Wakefield, to 1913.” Journal of Family History 45:2 (2020): 207-227.
  • Lundevaller, Erling and Lotta Vikström. “Marriages among people with disabilities in 19th-century Sweden: marital age and spouse’s characteristics.” The History of the Family (Feb 2020): 10.1080/1081602X.2020.1719859.
  • Padden, Carol and Jacqueline Humphries. “Who Goes First? Deaf People and CRISPR Germline Editing.” In a Special Issue on CRISPR. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 63, 1 (Winter 2020): 54-65.
  • Rembis, Michael. “Challenging the Impairment/Disability Divide: Disability History and the Social Model of Disability.” In The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies 2nd Edition, eds. Nicholas Watson and Simo Vehmas (New York: Routledge, 2019):
  • Spieldenner, Andrew R. "Considering the Queer Disabled/Debilitated Body: An Introduction of Queer Cripping." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, 3 (2019): 76-80.
  • Vazquez-Pacheco, Robert. "Being Poor Is a Full-Time Job: A Narrative of Applying to Be Disabled." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, 3 (2019): 88-93.



  • Adamo, Julie. “Review of Cultures of Healing: Medieval and After by Peregrine Horden.”
  • Beveridge, Allan. “Review of The British Anti-Psychiatrists: From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971 by Oisin Wall.”
  • Casey, John. “Review of Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North by Sarah Handley-Cousins.”
  • Guerin, Pauline. “Review of Grit: A Family Memoir on Adversity and Triumph by Jeff Moyer.”




Contributions received from:

Iain Hutchison, Michael Rembis, Shubhangi Garg


Compiled by:

Laurel Daen, Ph.D., Omohundro Institute, College of William & Mary


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