By Kisha G. Tracy (Fitchburg State University)
Compiled for the “De-Colonizing Medieval Disability Studies” Workshop sponsored by the Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages at the 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies (15 May 2021). Updated post-workshop with resources suggested by participants.
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