The Disability History Association is a membership organization and dues support our goal of promoting the study of disabilities in the past by supporting historians in the present. If you are a U.S. citizen, your dues are tax deductible. You may join the DHA with whichever membership plan best suits you. Follow the links below to sign up or learn more.

Individual Membership (January 1 to December 31) – $30

Student/Low or Fixed Income Membership (January 1 to December 31) – $15

Institutional Membership (January 1 to December 31) – $100

Lifetime membership – $500

To join the Disability History Association, please fill out this form. After submitting it, you will be transferred to PayPal ( where you can pay your dues online. If you prefer to pay via check or money order, you may mail them to our Treasurer, Laurel Daen:

Laurel Daen
Department of American Studies
University of Notre Dame
1047 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

We respect your privacy and will keep the information you provide confidential. 

For questions about membership and dues, please contact us at

Current Institutional Members

The DHA thanks our institutional members for their ongoing support.

  • The Center for Gender and Development Studies at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
  • Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University (Ohio)
  • Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame
  • Center for Disability Studies at New York University
  • Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center
  • The Ohio State University
  • University at Buffalo Center for Disability Studies
  • Elwyn Archives
  • Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium