Upcoming talk on D/deaf history & heritage

23 November 2022 18:00-1915

The Manchester Classical Association, with the Cultures of Disabilities, Past and Present Network, present:

Dr Ellen Adams (KCL)

Language and landscape: using British Sign Language in historic storytelling

This talk presents a project that explores how the visual/spatial language of BSL can effectively be deployed to present visual and material culture. Having introduced events conducted in the Parthenon Galleries of the British Museum, the talk will focus on a new online site with BSL stories about Holyrood Park (a collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland). The innovative feature of this material is that linguistic notes accompany the presentations, to help people understand how grammar can be spatial and visual, and therefore a powerful mode of communication about art and archaeology. 

White man infront of a Greek statue, using his hands to explain the contents.

Register HERE

Dr Adams is a Reader in Classical Archaeology and Liberal Arts, and has published widely on aspects of disabilities in the ancient past and the present. See her profile here.

Published by Dr Rosamund Oates

I am a Reader in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University. From 2021-2023 I have a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to research deafness in Early Modern England. Publications include Moderate Radical: Tobie Matthew and the English Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2018).

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