DHA Members can now pay dues with Pay Pal!

Membership dues help to support the organization’s activities and goal of promoting the study of the history of disability. To join the Disability History Association, dues may be paidby credit card through PayPal.com, or you may send a check or money order (made payable to the Disability History Association).

A one-year (January 1 to December 31) individual membership in the Disability History Association is thirty ($30 U.S.) dollars. We offer a student/low or fixed income membership of fifteen ($15 U.S.) dollars per year. The DHA also offers institutional memberships at the rate of one hundred ($100 U.S.) dollars per year, and lifetime memberships for five hundred ($500) dollars.

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New DHA Internship Opportunity!

The DHA is announcing a new internship program for junior scholars interested in the field of disability history.

The Disability History Association (DHA) seeks a volunteer, part-time communications intern for 2016. The intern will assist with updating and making our organization’s website fully accessible as well as creating and monitoring a social media presence. This volunteer internship offers an excellent opportunity to develop web-based communication skills, to learn more about disability history as a field of study, and to connect with our broad community. Mentorship in pursuing disability history work also is available.

Click here to visit the Awards page and learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications.

Message from the DHA Board

Sara Scalenghe is rotating off as DHA Treasurer. We thank her for her service over the past two years and we wish her the best on her upcoming research sabbatical, during which she hopes to start writing a book about disability in modern Lebanon and Syria. We warmly welcome Kathleen Brian as our new Treasurer. Kathleen earned her M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in American Studies from George Washington University. After completing a post-doctoral appointment as Visiting Professor of American Studies at George Washington, she became, and currently serves as, a Lecturer in Liberal Studies at Western Washington University. Her work has appeared in the History of Psychiatry and Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and is forthcoming from the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. While continuing work on her first book project, Where Ends Meet: Suicide and Eugenics in America, she is co-editing, with James Trent, a volume on historical intersections of disability and masculinity that is forthcoming from Oxford University Press (2017). She serves as co-editor of H-Disability and H-Eugenics, and has held fellowships with the Cultural Resource Division of the National Park Service and the Pennsylvania Area Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.