1st Call for Papers – ICDG Summer 2016


The International Conference in Deaf Geographies

27-28 June 2016

Field School in Deaf Geographies

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York

The Field School in Deaf Geographies (FSDG) announces a two-day conference, the International Conference in Deaf Geographies  (27-28 June 2016). This conference brings together researchers from around the world whose interests engage with the themes of Deaf Geographies. It serves as an invaluable forum and growing where all those interested in this research arena can connect with the network of Deaf Geographers and appreciate the diversity of expertise that is emanating from a broad array of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Critically, the conference will afford participants the opportunity to participate in important discussions regarding future research conducted by the school.

We are hereby calling on those academics whose work intersects with Deaf Geographies to submit abstracts for papers to be featured in the conference panel discussions. Abstracts are to be between 200 and 250 words, and are to be submitted to Mary Beth Kitzel, Director, (contact details as below) by Friday, 23 March 2016.

The Field School in Deaf Geographies is a program of the College of Liberal Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York. Rochester, home to RIT’s National Technical Institute of the Deaf and the Rochester School for the Deaf, is world-famous for its large and thriving Deaf community. What an incredible location for Deaf Geographic research! The FSDG runs five weeks from 30 May – July 1. The school focuses on both human geographical perspectives on the history of Deaf space, as well as on the theory and methods of human geography. The fundamental learning goals of the field school are to thoughtfully and critically engage with Human Geographic research from a Deaf cultural perspective, and to encourage the enthusiasm and efforts of researchers at all levels of study in this exciting new area of research. The conference offers participating FSDG students the opportunity to present their project’s research findings and to collect feedback from the visiting academics.

The registration fees for the conference are $40.00 (USD). For additional information, please see the conference website:https://www.rit.edu/cla/deafgeogconference/

DEADLINE for Abstracts: Friday, 27 March 2016

For additional information and abstract submission, please contact:

Mary Beth Kitzel, PhD (Sussex), FSDG Director, at mekgsh@rit.edu

FSDG’s homepage: https://www.rit.edu/cla/academics-programs/summer-programming

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