Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Deaf-Mute Banquet (Paris) 1836 – Translation started

Having let the blog grow cold at the end of 2012 for a number of reasons… I’ve started overhauling it, and will be posting to it again. The first thing … Continue reading

January 9, 2013

Throwing it all away

[Addendum 12/09/2012 – This post has raised questions, and criticism – and, while I stand by the original aim of it, in  hindsight I realise that it’s easy to read … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Predoctoral position in the history of deafness and/or hysteria – Berlin

Please note, this isn’t something that I can advise on – I’m posting it here to link to it, as I can’t find it hosted anywhere else. — BEGINS — … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Where are the V-lists?

I’ve been following several debates on a list for Deaf academics recently – I’m kind of privileged to even be able to follow it, given that I’m not deaf. It’s … Continue reading

September 8, 2011

1834 DEAF (deaf-mute | sourd-muet) banquets update

Yes… it’s taken a few more days, but the next page of the 1834 translation is done. You can view the ongoing work at http://www.scribd.com/doc/58447190/1834-Deaf-Mute-Sourd-Muet-Banquets-translation  

June 28, 2011

Boundaries on DEAF space

It’s been  while since I posted… largely due to work and family factors. However, something has recently cropped up that has prompted me to post. Recently, I was asked to … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · 2 Comments

A home for the banquets, part 2

Just pre-Christmas… I’ve finally decided what to do with the Banquets documents… Despite offers of help from friends with software for cataloguing and archival control, the project’s not really that … Continue reading

December 23, 2010

Helping people to death

I have a habit of helping people unnecessarily. It’s something I learned from my dad. He has a sixth sense for offering help when it is most unhelpful. Sometimes this … Continue reading

September 15, 2010

The national ‘forgiven’ summit… part 1

Some people complain that Deafhood is unncessarily contestatory. Why? Because they suggest that it plays on fear to establish an identity that isn’t ‘really real’… that it refuses to accept … Continue reading

June 14, 2010

A euphemism…

An article published in The Rebuttal has caught my eye… for its use of a euphemism… I don’t know if “the Auditory Verbal (AV) approach” is exactly the same as Oralism… … Continue reading

June 3, 2010