Historically naming Deaf spaces and places

During my recent visit to Rochester Institute of Technology, the US university that houses the NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf), I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca Edwards who is RIT’s Department Chair for History.

Rebecca is an historian of the Deaf community (amongst other things) and has written articles on 19th and 20th century Deaf history. One of these, in particular, is a useful contribution to Deaf geography, and talks about the way that historical trends and knowledges influence the naming, and the reception of the naming, of spaces and places.

The article, Edwards RAR (2007) “Chasing Aleck, The Story of a Dorm”, has been added to the resource list.

 

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