The Disability History Group

The Disability History Group (DHG) is an international association that promotes research into the history of disability. Its goal is to broaden the scope of disability history and deliver fresh and dynamic perspectives on the way disability has been used to legitimate and understand norms, social relations, inequality, and oppression. This includes historical research into individuals, groups and institutions, as well as representations/constructions and perspectives on disability. We wish to build on this exciting field of study through research, teaching and theorizing the history of disability. Membership is open to scholars, institutions and organizations and we welcome members from all regions and across all time periods. The DHG offers its members access to its log in site for information on upcoming conferences, new publications and sample course materials as well as its on-line newsletter, email news and discussion group. As a member of the DHG you can become part of a community of researchers in this exciting field.