dha welcomes new board members

The Disability History Association is delighted to welcome Dr. Nicole Belolan and Dr. Jaipreet Virdi to the Board of Directors! They will each serve a three-year term on the Board.

Review of Melanie Yergeau. Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness. Raleigh: Duke University Press Books, 2018.

Reviewed by Marion Schmidt (Georg August Universität, Göttingen) Published on H-Disability (November, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison (University of Glasgow) Some years ago, I read Melanie Yergeau’s “autie- ethnographic” account of her experience of being invol- untarily committed to a psychiatric ward during her sec- ond week as a professor of English at the… Continue Reading Review of Melanie Yergeau. Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness. Raleigh: Duke University Press Books, 2018.

REVIEW OF Connie L. Scarborough. Viewing Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts: Disgraced or Graced.

Reviewed by Iona McCleery (University of Leeds) Published on H-Disability (December, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison (University of Glasgow) Untitled [Iona McCleery on Viewing Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts: Disgraced or Graced] This interesting new study of disability in medieval Spanish literature will be seen as both useful and frustrating in equal measure. Connie… Continue Reading REVIEW OF Connie L. Scarborough. Viewing Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts: Disgraced or Graced.

Review:Bianca Frohne Cordula Nolte, Uta Halle and Sonja Kerth, eds. Dis/Ability His- tory Der Vormoderne: Premodern Dis/Ability History.

Untitled [Will Rogers on Dis/Ability History Der Vormoderne: Premodern Dis/Ability History] Bianca Frohne Cordula Nolte, Uta Halle and Sonja Kerth, eds. Dis/Ability His- tory Der Vormoderne: Premodern Dis/Ability History. Affalterbach: Didymos-Verlag, 2017. 512 pp. EUR 58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-939020-83-7. Reviewed by Will Rogers (University of Louisiana, Munroe) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison (University of Glasgow)… Continue Reading Review:Bianca Frohne Cordula Nolte, Uta Halle and Sonja Kerth, eds. Dis/Ability His- tory Der Vormoderne: Premodern Dis/Ability History.

Podcast Episode 8 – The Best Years of Our Lives

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 8 (January 2019): The Best Years of Our Lives Professor David Gerber (University of Buffalo) discusses this classic 1946 film about servicemen readjusting to civilian life after World War II. Download mp3 file here.Download pdf transcript here. Dr. David Gerber is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of… Continue Reading Podcast Episode 8 – The Best Years of Our Lives