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.

Podcast Episode 11 – Deafness, Quackery, and More!

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 11 (April 2019): Deafness, Quackery, and More! Jaipreet Virdi (University of Delaware) discusses her new book, the power of social media, teaching disability history, and more. Audio is not available for this episode. Please download the pdf transcript here. Jaipreet Virdi is an Assistant Professor of history of medicine,… Continue Reading Podcast Episode 11 – Deafness, Quackery, and More!

Podcast Episode 10 – Psychiatric Jim Crow

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 10 (March 2019): Psychiatric Jim Crow Ayah Nuriddin (Johns Hopkins University) discusses the history of Maryland’s Crownsville State Hospital. Download mp3 here.Download pdf transcript here. Ayah Nuriddin is a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Medicine, and Graduate Fellow in the Center for Medical Humanities and… Continue Reading Podcast Episode 10 – Psychiatric Jim Crow

Podcast Episode 9 – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 9 (February 2019): The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind Director Michael Hudson discusses the history of APH, the museum’s exhibits and collections, and accessible museum practice. Download mp3 file here.Download pdf transcript here. Mike Hudson has been the director of the Museum of the American Printing House… Continue Reading Podcast Episode 9 – The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

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.