On Friday the 31st of January 2020, a small group of invited scholars will unravel the last disability which has not yet extensively been dealt with for the ancient world: intellectual disabilities.
Welcome to the CAHAE department of the University of Manchester if you want to find out about this fascinating and intriguing topic!
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New monograph by Christian Laes 'Disabilities and the Disabled in the Roman World - A Social and Cultural History'!
This book, the first monograph on the subject in English, explores the medical and material contexts for disability in the ancient world, and discusses the chances of survival for those who were born with a handicap.
Written for and by people with disabilities, deafness, or mental debility: a bibliography through four millennia, with introduction and partial annotation.
Edited by Cordula Nolte, Bianca Frohne, Uta Halle, Sonja Kerth
Edited by Christian Laes. This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world with contributions from leading international scholars.
Link: Disability in Antiquity
Another first-class contribution to disability studies with the Ph. D. dissertation Parcere Personis, Dicere de Vitiis? Deformitas in the epigrams of Marcus Valerius Martialis:
Congratulations Bert Gevaert! (Ph. D. Brussel, 2013)
We are saddened to announce you the death of our fellow researcher Prof. D.P.M Weerakkody (1945-2013). We offer his family and friends our sincerest condolences.
It does not often happen that we can announce the appearance of a book volume which is dedicated to the study of disabilities in antiquity. Congratulations to our colleagues for this fine volume, which includes papers on Greek, Roman and early Middle Ages, as well as on Buddhism. The bibliography on our website will be expanded shortly!
R. Breitwieser (ed.), Behinderungen und Beeinträchtigungen/ Disability and Impairment in Antiquity (Oxford, 2012)