What does disability offer as a category of historical analysis? Why does #DisHist matter?
Here is an eg:
Born in Sardinia, Antonio Gramsci (1891–
1937) lived with physical disability, possibly due to Pott's disease (image not of him).../
To what extent Gramsci's disability shaped his worldview we can never say with certainty. But he appeared more sensitive to disabled lives. For instance, he wrote a detailed account of an intellectually disabled teenage boy chained by his mother in a pigsty./
Without resorting to retrospective diagnosis, it is clear that Gramsci's everyday life was transformed by disability. What it means for a reading of his writings is another matter altogether.