Pamela Dale Reviews Waldschmidt, Berressem and Ingwersen, eds. Culture-Theory- Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies.

Anne Waldschmidt, Hanjo Berressem, Moritz Ingwersen, eds. Culture-Theory- Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies. Disability Studies: Body – Power – Difference Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2017. 280 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-2533-2. Reviewed by Pamela L. Dale (University of Exeter) Published on H-Disability (October, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison This is an… Continue Reading Pamela Dale Reviews Waldschmidt, Berressem and Ingwersen, eds. Culture-Theory- Disability: Encounters between Disability Studies and Cultural Studies.

New Online Archives for Disability Historians

Dear All, For those of us interested in working on disability histories, there is a wonderful new online digitised archive:The Military Archives of Oglaigh na hEireann, the Defence Forces of Ireland. The archives contain the large pension files of soldiers, alongside newspaper articles among other wonderful things. For anyone interested in Irish history, military history… Continue Reading New Online Archives for Disability Historians

Schmidt on Turda ed.: The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries.

Marius Turda, ed. The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. 656 pp. $176.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-3175-9. Reviewed by Marion Schmidt (Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-Disability (October, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison In the last decade, the historiography of eugenics has steadily expanded beyond its original focus on Western Europe and North America.[1] Our… Continue Reading Schmidt on Turda ed.: The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries.

Reviews: Tim Vermande Considers Livio Pestilli’s Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era

 Livio Pestilli. Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era. New York: Routledge, 2016. xii + 182 pp. Illustrations. $149.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4724-6978-6. Reviewed by Tim Vermande (The Art Institute of Indianapolis) Published on H-Disability (September, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison “Disability is not on anyone’s agenda”—these are words I recall from an introductory disability… Continue Reading Reviews: Tim Vermande Considers Livio Pestilli’s Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era

Reviews: Marjory Harper Considers Baynton’s Defectives in the Land

Douglas C. Baynton. Defectives in the Land: Disability and Immigration in the Age of Eugenics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 177 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-36416-2. Reviewed by Marjory Harper (The Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, The University of Aberdeen) Published on H-Disability (September, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison The neglected significance of disability in shaping attitudes and… Continue Reading Reviews: Marjory Harper Considers Baynton’s Defectives in the Land