Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Introducing the blog for the new Deaf space project – and a first BSL post.

As you’ll know if you read this blog, I’ve recently been appointed Research Assistant (which is a slightly demeaning way of saying that I’m the main researcher!) on a three year project to research the spaces produced for Deaf people by the 19th century Church, and the spaces produced by Deaf people within that same Church.

That project now has a blog – at http://sdds.blogs.ilrt.org/

Catchy address isn’t it? Well, the ‘sdds’ bit is ‘Scripture, Dissent, Deaf Space’ – and then the blogs.ilrt.org bit is the home for blogs at the University of Bristol, and somewhere where I can get technical support.

Just visit and bookmark it, and you won’t have to worry about it again. I’ll get a ‘follow’ tool up there as soon as I work out how.

Until then, I’ll post here when I update it, and you can always follow me on Twitter @mikegulliver where I’ll be putting up any new posts with the hashtag #sddeafspace

As promised a few posts back, one of the things that I want to do with this project is to make it more accessible by posting regularly so that people see behind the scenes and understand the work that we do. 

I also promised to post in BSL.

It’s still in construction (to an extent) but the first post is up, and in BSL (he said proudly, although not without some trepidation).



5 comments on “Introducing the blog for the new Deaf space project – and a first BSL post.

  1. Austin Kocher
    February 14, 2014

    This is a wonderful development and I’m excited to keep up with the project as it evolves. At some point, it sounds like there’s a conference event involved with this project, at which point I hope to help out. 🙂

    • Mike Gulliver
      February 17, 2014

      Hi Austin,

      We’re not sure exactly what we’re going to be able to do yet – the funder specifically doesn’t fund conferences… but we’re eager to put something together to demonstrate how this might bridge into other untapped geographical areas, faiths, historical periods etc. So watch this space (as I know you will) and pick up anything that sounds interesting. Cheers 🙂

      • Austin Kocher
        February 17, 2014

        Well… maybe an un-conference is in order? We could accept abstracts like a normal conference, but instead of meeting in person we could post our papers in ASL/BSL/English on Youtube with the corresponding text and release it over the course of three days and request feedback from leading researchers in the field. Also, I will get my “culture” chapter to you this spring. I’m finishing up exams in a few weeks and then get to the publications I’ve put on the back burner.

      • Mike Gulliver
        February 17, 2014

        That’s a great idea – I might pencil you in to run it 😉

        I’ll mail you under separate cover re the publication.


  2. urbanculturalstudies
    March 27, 2014

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