How does the language we use shape how we think about disability? In Deborah Thorpe’s review of Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900 (2018), the history of intellectual disability emerges as one of contested terms.
Arnab Chakraborty argues we should examine histories of healthcare from health workers’ perspectives, and highlights both the collaboration and competition between colonial and Indian medical services in British India. Colonial India presents a
Novelist Sarah Smith reflects on Deaf history in Scotland and the challenges of capturing sign language in literature. September 24th, 1817. The High Court, Edinburgh. Jean Campbell stands accused of killing her child by
Sara Öberg Strådal reviews Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page, edited by Hannah C. Tweed and Diane G. Scott (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2018) This collection of essays, Medical Paratexts from Medieval
Richard Bates reviews ‘Locating Health: Regional Historical Perspectives on Human Care, 1800-1948, a one-day workshop part of ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020’ project. This one-day workshop, held at the University of Nottingham on
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