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  • Mary Beth Kitzel 1:29 pm on November 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Announcing the 2014 Field School in Deaf Geographies! 

    We are happy to announce the second year of the field school.

    Program Schedule 2014 Dates: June 23 – July 27

    Program Location: Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex

    Enrolment / Deadline: 20 students. Apply by March 15th, 2014

    Participant Profile: Undergraduate students with Level 2 standing

    Feel free to look at our website for more details:


  • Mike Gulliver 3:18 pm on February 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Course codes changed on the Field School in Deaf Geographies to reflect recoding.

    See https://deafgeographies.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/field-school-in-deaf-geographies/ for the edited information.

    The content of the FS will still be as amazingly new, exciting and valuable.


  • Mike Gulliver 1:56 pm on January 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Field School in Deaf Geographies 

    The Bader International Study Centre of Queen’s University (Canada) announces an innovative new Field School in Deaf Geographies to be offered during the summer of 2013. The very first of its kind, this exciting opportunity is an intensive five-week, six credit unit programme, allowing students to engage with analytical and theoretical frameworks within Human Geography, Social Science Research Methods, and European Deaf History. Our learning approach is grounded in experiential and transformative learning. To that end, students participate in the ongoing research initiatives of leading Deaf geographers and they will also have the opportunity to tour and conduct research in key institutions such as the National Archive at Kew, the British Library, and local archive offices. Research specialists in the field of Human Geography and Deaf Studies will provide instruction.

    Goals of the Field School

    • To thoughtfully and critically engage with Human Geography from a Deaf cultural perspective
    • To encourage the enthusiasm and efforts of new researchers at all levels of study in this exciting new area of research
    • To foster an enriching and cooperative learning environment for both students and staff
    • To share our research with as wide an audience as possible using both new media and traditional methods

    The Location
    The Field School in Deaf Geographies will be held at Queen’s own Herstmonceux Castle, located in the breathtakingly picturesque East Sussex landscape of southern England. Built in 1441, Herstmonceux Castle is situated 1½ hours south of London and 2½ hours from Paris. The estate sits proudly on the edge of the Weald region, the original English home of many of the earliest European Deaf families in North America.

    The Course
    This six-credit package is delivered as two broad courses containing inter-connected modules designed
    to engage students with different aspects of Deaf Geographies’ multi-disciplinary nature. This first
    cutting-edge Field School will focus on historical Deaf Geographies in the UK. Working from a critical
    Deaf cultural perspective, students will study relevant aspects of two interrelated special topic courses:
    INTS 303: The Global Village – Case Studies of South Eastern England, and GPHY 370: Special Topics in
    Human Geography: Theory and Methods of Human Geography. These modules will be delivered
    through a combination of both lecture and seminar formats. Simultaneously to this classroom
    experience, students will actively participate in primary research fieldwork projects. For example, one
    such project is to investigate mid-19th century English census data in order to expand the database of
    all deaf people living in Sussex in 1851.

    The Summative Experience
    Research should be disseminated. Thus during the fifth week of the Field School, students will participate in an academic workshop on Deaf Geographies, sharing their primary research findings via presentations to participants from around the world. After engaging in this peer review process, student findings will be published on the Field School’s website.

    Participant Profile
    This Field School is appropriate for undergraduate students in their third or fourth year of a program in the social sciences or history. It is research intensive and aims to help prepare students for graduate school or a career in data investigation, analysis, and presentation.

    Timing and Costs
    The Field School runs from 17 June to 15 July 2013. The package charge for the Field School is $6600, including 6 credit units of Queen’s University tuition; room and full board; all transport for the Field School; and fees. Students will need additional funds for personal spending, entertainment, insurance, and transport to/from the UK.

    Sign Language Interpreters available on request.

    For further details check our website at http://www.queensu.ca/bisc .

    The deadline for application is 8 April 2013. There are only 20 spaces available, so apply early.

    Mary Beth Kitzel
    Field School of Deaf Geographies
    Bader International Study Centre
    Queen’s University (Canada)
    Herstmonceux Castle
    East Sussex BN27 1RP
    United Kingdom


    Bader International Study Centre is a limited company registered in England
    Registered number: 2837809 Registered Charity No: 1025387
    Registered Office: Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

    • Mike Gulliver 1:59 pm on January 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on MIKE GULLIVER and commented:

      As far as I know, this is the first course like this to be run… in the world!
      Contact Mary Beth for more information on this… her details are at the bottom.

  • Mary Beth Kitzel 12:51 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    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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