Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Bede’s St John – less a healer, more a teacher?

Those involved in Deaf history will know well the name of St John of Beverley. He was made famous by Bede, who wrote him into his 8th century Ecclesiastical History of … Continue reading

October 21, 2016

Are heritage lists failing Deaf heritage?

Deaf heritage sites can’t be found on England’s official buildings heritage list, either because the search facility doesn’t work, or because no mention of their deaf use is included in the … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

It’s not there anymore, but try to imagine…

As mentioned in the previous post, I’m returning from a geography conference in London in which a colleague and I ran a panel discussion on Deaf heritage spaces, and a guided … Continue reading

September 6, 2016

T vs Deaf space

Yesterday, at the Annual Conference of the Institute of British Geographers (big… BIG international conference, very prestigious), we ran a session on ‘Deaf Spaces, old and new, the challenges of … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Visible doesn’t always mean visible

One of the things that hearing people have to learn when they first encounter a Deaf space workplace, is to use their eyes in a different way. Both in terms … Continue reading

August 11, 2016

Spaces of identity when the ‘aid’ becomes invisible

A 2014 article on the internalisation of Cochlear Implants drifted across my FB feed this week. In it, the author (Patrick Dehahn, who describes himself as a ‘person with hearing … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Deaf Heritage sites in France, by Yves Delaporte

The book isn’t available in the UK at the moment. But I’ve secured a copy through friends of mine in the Savoie. They should be posting it soon, if they … Continue reading

June 8, 2016

A mystery find…

Originally posted on Deaf geographies sandbox:
This is an amazing map of Deaf and blind school locations, and travel times between them by different methods, in 1837. But I have…

May 8, 2016

Deaf town… as imagined in 1903

From the British Deaf Times, 1903. A mental map of an ideal town for Deaf people… This features in a fictional serialisation, entitled ‘The Adventures of Joseph C. Waddle. Deaf-Mute … Continue reading

April 15, 2016

Lost spaces in Bristol

A quick summary from yesterday’s ‘Lost Spaces’ event in Bristol – the VS1 promo is available, and the full film will be available on Vimeo soon, and I’ll put up … Continue reading

March 13, 2016