Disability History and the Ancient World

(ca. 3000 BCE - 700 CE)


This website tries to bring together all scholars dealing with disability history of the ancient world. Quite contrary to disability studies for other periods, research into this subject has just begun to develop and specialists are few.

We hope this site will be a tool to bring scholars together, and a way to announce new developments.

We take Antiquity as spanning a broad geographical and chronological range: also disability historians of e.g. the Sumerian or Babylonian period, those focusing on Jewish or Persian culture, as well as specialists of late Antiquity, are kindly invited to join!

Participate yourself in this website?

If you want to be included in this website, we kindly invite you to present your research in some lines, together with your e-mail/ contact address. Also, we welcome all additions to the bibliography. Contact us