• Fools and Idiots? Cognitive Disability in the Middle Ages (series Disability History, eds Julie Anderson and Walt Schalick), Manchester University Press, February 2016 – monograph arising from Wellcome Trust-funded research project
  • fools-idiotsA Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages: Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment (Routledge Studies in Cultural History), London & New York: Routledge, March 2013 – a second monograph on disability, this time on the social, economic and cultural implications of physical impairment during the European Middle Ages, envisaged as a follow-up volume to the first booksocial hist disabilityDisability in Medieval Europe: Thinking about Physical Impairment During the High Middle Ages, c.1100-1400 (Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture), London & New York: Routledge, 2006
      • idem, re-issued as a paperback direct title by Routledge, 2010


      • ‘ ‘Will-nots and ‘Cannots’: Tracing a Trope in Medieval Thought’, in Intellectual Disability: A Conceptual History, 1200-1900, eds Chris Goodey, Patrick McDonagh and Tim Stainton, Manchester University Press, 2018, pp. 45-63

      • ‘Intellectual Disability in the European Middle Ages, in The Oxford Handbook of Disability History, eds Catherine Kudlick, Kim Nielsen and Michael Rembis, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 55-70

      • ‘Tolkien and disability: the narrative function of disabled characters in Middle-earth’ in Death and Immortality in Middle-earth. Proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2016 (Peter Roe Series XVII), ed. Daniel Helen, Edinburgh: Luna Press, 2017, pp. 35-50

        ‘Modern versus historical vocabulary?’, ‘The social model’, ‘Medieval notions of disability, poverty and charity’, ‘Impaired medieval rulers: notions of functioning, theoretical demands of integrity, acceptance of leadership abilities’, ‘Legal notions of congenital and acquired sensory impairments’, ‘Hierarchies: physical injuries and compensation in early medieval legal texts’ and ‘>Fools</>Folly< – searching for >real< intellectual disability’ in Dis/Ability History der Vormoderne: Ein Handbuch/ Pre-Modern Dis/Ability History: A Companion, eds Cordula Nolte, Bianca Frohne, Uta Halle and Sonja Kerth, Affalterbach: Didymos-Verlag, 2017, pp. 58-61, 191-2, 221-2, 296-7, 314-5, 437-8

      • ‘Then and Now: canon law on disabilities’, in: Disability in Antiquity (series Rewriting Antiquity), ed. Christian Laes, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 455-67

      • In/Dis-Ability: A Medievalist’s Perspective’ in The Variable Body in History (series Queering Paradigms • In Focus 1), eds Chris Mounsey and Stan Booth, Oxford, Bern et al.: Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 13-32

      • ‘Disabled Children: Birth Defects, Causality and Guilt’, in: Medicine, Religion and Gender in Medieval Culture, ed. Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2015, pp. 161-180

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      • ‘Have Crutch, Will Travel: Disabled People on the Move in Medieval Europe’, in Travels and Mobilities in the Middle Ages: From the Atlantic to the Black Sea (International Medieval Research 21), eds Marianne O’Doherty and Felicitas Schmieder, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015, pp. 91-117 travels
      • ‘Disability in the Middle Ages and Cultural History’, WerkstattGeschichte 65 (3/2015), pp. 55-65 werkstattgeschpct
      • ‘Indiscriminate Healing Miracles in Decline: How social realities affect religious perception’, in Matthew M. Mesley and Louise E. Wilson (eds), Contextualizing Miracles in the Christian West, 1100-1500: New Historical Approaches (Medium Aevum Monographs 32), Oxford: The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, 2014, pp. 155-76


    • ‘Speechless: Speech and hearing impairments as problem of medieval normative texts – theological, natural-philosophical, legal’, in: Sally Crawford and Christina Lee (eds), Social Dimensions of Medieval Disease and Disability, BAR International Series 2668 = Studies in Early Medicine, vol. 3, December 2014, pp. 59-68


  • ‘Behinderte Menschen im Mittelalter: Momente der Alltagsgeschichte zwischen Bedürftigkeit und Misstrauen,’ in: Phänomene der >>Behinderung<< im Alltag. Bausteine zu einer Disability History der Vormoderne (Studien und Texte zur Geistes- und Sozialgeschichte des Mittelalters 8), ed. Cordula Nolte, Affalterbach: Didymos-Verlag, 2013, pp. 79-98phaenomene
  • ‘Reflections on Disability in Medieval Legal Texts: Exclusion – Protection – Compensation’, in: Disability and Medieval Law: History, Literature, Society, ed. Cory James Rushton, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 19-53disab-med-law
  • ‘Bildliche Darstellungen des (nicht)behinderten Bettlers im Martinswunder im Rahmen mittelalterlicher Mentalitäten’, in: Andere Bilder. Zur Produktion von Behinderung in der visuellen Kultur (Disability Studies. Körper – Macht – Differenz Band 8), eds Beate Ochsner and Anna Grebe, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, January 2013, pp. 93-115 – a volume of conference proceedings from the colloquium ‘Andere Bilder/Bilder des Anderen’ held at the University of Konstanz in 2011andere bilder
  • ‘Liminality and Disability: Spatial and Conceptual Aspects of Physical Impairment in Medieval Europe’ in: Medicine and Space: Body, Surroundings and Borders in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (series Visualizing the Middle Ages 4), eds Patricia A. Baker, Karine van t’Land and Han Nijdam, Leiden: Brill, 2012, pp. 273-96
  • ‘What’s in a Name? Considering the Onomastics of Disability in the Middle Ages’, in: The Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe: Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages, Wendy Turner and Tory Vandeventer Pearman (eds), Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011
  • ‘Regulation and the law’, chapter in Sexuality in the Middle Ages (350-1450), ed. Ruth Evans (series A Cultural History of Sexuality, vol. 2; series eds Julie Peakman and Thomas Laqueur), Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2011, pp. 101-18
  • ‘Disability in the Middle Ages: Impairment at the intersection of historical inquiry and disability studies’, commissioned article for Blackwell History Compass, 9(1), 2011, pp. 45-60. This article is available online at the History Compass website.
  • ‘Hermaphroditism in the western Middle Ages: Physicians, Lawyers and the Intersexed Person’, in: Sally Crawford and Christina Lee (eds), Bodies of Knowledge: Cultural Interpretations of Illness and Medicine in Medieval Europe, BAR International Series 2170 = Studies in Early Medicine, vol. 1, December 2010, pp. 27-39
  • ‘Afterword’ in Madness in Medieval Law and Custom, ed. Wendy J. Turner, (series Later Medieval Europe 6) Leiden: Brill, 2010, pp. 197-217
  • ‘Heretical Cats: Animal Symbolism in Religious Discourse’, Medium Aevum Quotidianum, vol. 59, 2009, pp. 16-32
  • reprint of ‘Perceptions of Hot Climate in Medieval Cosmography and Travel Literature’, in: Joan-Pau Rubiés (ed.), The Medieval Ethnographies: European Perceptions of the World Beyond (The Expansion of Latin Europe, 1000-1500, general editors James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto), Farnham: Ashgate, 2009, pp. 379-415
  • ‘Perceptions of Deafness in the Central Middle Ages’, in Homo debilis. Behinderte – Kranke – Versehrte in der Gesellschaft des Mittelalters, ed. Cordula Nolte, Korb, Germany: Didymos-Verlag, 2009, pp. 79-98
  • ‘Responses to Physical Impairment in Medieval Europe: Between Magic and       Medicine’, Medizin, Gesellschaft und Geschichte. Jahrbuch des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung, ed. Robert Jütte, vol. 18, 1999, pp. 9-35
  • ‘The Palaeopathology of Disability in the Middle Ages’, in: Nyree Finlay (ed.), Disability and Archaeology, Archaeological Review from Cambridge, vol. 15 (2), 1999, pp. 55-67
  • ‘Perceptions of Hot Climate in Medieval Cosmography and Travel Literature’, Reading Medieval Studies, vol. 23, 1997, pp. 69-105
  • ‘Ecstatic Dance: Medieval Dansomania and the Love Parade in Berlin, 1996’, Manifold, vol. 4, no. 1/2, 1997, pp. 26-36
  • ‘Monsters: an etymological and cultural reading of the “freak” in the Middle Ages’, Manifold (ISSN 1354-5175), vol. 1, no. 1, 1994, pp. 10-15Both these last two essays were published in the journal Manifold, created as a peer-reviewed outlet for first-time publications of emerging academics in the social sciences by the late Rex Stainton Rogers, who sadly passed away suddenly in 1999. It is unlikely any institution apart from the legal deposit libraries will have a copy, so I’ve taken the liberty of presenting PDFs of these early (and rather fun) pieces. Therefore please feel free to download the monsters essay and the one on ecstatic dance.

Book reviews:

  • Book review: Gregor Rohmann, Tanzwut: Kosmos, Kirche und Mensch in der Bedeutungsgeschichte eines mittelalterlichen Krankheitskonzepts, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013, in German History, vol. 32 (1), 2014, pp. 130-31
  • Book review: C. F. Goodey, A History of Intelligence and “Intellectual Disability”: The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011, in Medical History, vol. 56 (4), 2012, pp. 589-91
  • Book review: Joshua R Eyler (ed.), Disability in the Middle Ages: reconsiderations and reverberations, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010, in Medical History, vol. 55 (3), July 2011, pp. 426-7
  • Book review: D. Elliott, Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, and Demonology in the Middle Ages, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999, in Reading Medieval Studies, vol. 25, 1999, pp. 128-9
  • Book review: A. Mackay and D. Ditchburn(eds.), Atlas of Medieval History, London: Routledge, 1997, in Reading Medieval Studies, vol. 24, 1998, p. 139