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  • Mike Gulliver 7:58 am on July 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bader International Study Centre, BISC, , , FSDG,   

    The Field School in Deaf Geographies – and the international Workshop on Deaf Geographies 

    The last month has been incredibly busy in the Deaf Geographies world… from the 12th of June, the inaugural Field School in Deaf Geographies, ran for 4 weeks, this was followed by the first international Workshop on Deaf Geographies.

    Hosted by Queen’s university Canada’s Bader International Study Centre (BISC) and directed by Mary Beth Kitzel – contributor to this blog, BISC faculty and PhD candidate at Sussex, the Field School was an enormous success, and promises to be the first of many.

    I hope to get some student voices on the blog to tell you more about the impact of the school soon.

    Following the Field School, the first international Workshop on Deaf Geographies was held, also at BISC. Drawing participants and presenters from the UK, Ireland, the US, and Canada, the workshop included student presentations from the Field School, and papers on different and emerging areas of Deaf geographies, and offered an opportunity for discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the field, and its possible futures.

    More information on the workshop will be available soon too… but, in the meantime, if you want to read back through some of the live tweets, then search Twitter for #deafgeogs.

    We have to say an enormous thank you to BISC who hosted us, and who have provided enormous and generous support to our work. Without their help, the Field School and workshop would probably not have happened.

    We’re currently working through the material gathered… and we’ll be back to share it soon.

  • Mary Beth Kitzel 1:13 pm on June 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bader International Study Centre, , , Herstmoncuex Castle, Queen's University (Canada)   

    Workshop in Deaf Geographies 

    Download this invitation and programme (PDF)

    Download the registration form for physical attendance (.doc)

    Please note, to access the free webcast, you’ll need to pre-register by emailing deaf_geog@bisc.queensu.ac.uk and providing an email address. We’ll then set you up with a login.

    Field School of Deaf Geographies
    Queen’s University (Canada)
    Bader International Study Centre
    Herstmonceux Castle
    12-14 July 2013

    The staff and students of the Field School of Deaf Geographies would like to warmly invite you to attend the first international Workshop in Deaf Geographies, 12-14 July, 2013, hosted by Queen’s University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in Hailsham, East Sussex. The Workshop will bring together student and professional researchers who are experts in the field, and is open to all those interested in the intersections of Human Geography and Deaf culture, community, and history.

    Research into the Geographies and Historical Geographies of the Deaf community has recently emerged as one of the most exciting, developing areas of Human Geography. Drawing together questions of embodiment, communication, culture and belonging, Deaf Geographies ask what these fundamental building blocks of humanness look like through the eyes of a community who perform their cultural and social geographies in the visual.

    The event will be interpreted between spoken English, BSL, and ASL, and is specifically designed to provide a balance between academic discussion and social interaction.

    Workshop attendees are welcome to stay in on-site accommodation or register for day attendance. Overnight accommodation, including meals, is available at the very reasonable rate of £10.50 per person/£15.30 with spouse (VAT incl), per night. Places are limited. Please register before Friday, 28 June.
    Day attendance includes lunch and dinner at the day rate of £4.80 (incl. VAT). Participants will need additional funds for personal spending, insurance, and transport to/from Herstmonceux Castle. You are welcome to attend without reserving a place, but pre-registration is preferred. Day rate fees may be paid on arrival.

    For those of you too far to attend in person but would still be interested in participating, please consider joining us virtually that weekend. We are taking the conference to the web via the Blackboard Collaborate System. Pre-registration is required for that as well. Virtual attendance registration will be available until 8 July.

    If you are interested in joining us in person or virtually, please contact us at deaf_geog@bisc.queensu.ac.uk.

    Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues you think might be interested in participating.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Castle.

    Mary Beth

  • Mary Beth Kitzel 12:51 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bader International Study Centre, ,   

    Check out information on the inaugural 2013 Deaf Geographies Field School at Queen’s University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex here:

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