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Ethnology Crossroads

Reporting back from Ethnology Crossroads Conference

by Prof. Máiread Nic Craith, Anna Koryczan and Cristina Clopot

Ethnology Crossroads was a two-day conference organized by the European Ethnological Research Centre in collaboration with the  814 more words


Thomas Gallaudet and the Identity of Deaf Culture

By Paul Theerman, Associate Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health

Today’s blog post commemorates Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, born December 10, 1787. A founder of the American Asylum for Deaf-mutes (now the American School for the Deaf) in Hartford, Connecticut, Gallaudet was a pioneer educator. 925 more words

10 Great Picture Books About ASL and Deaf Culture

December 3-10 is Clerc-Gallaudet Week, honoring the birthdays of two visionary leaders in the field of American Deaf Education who were born in December: Laurent Clerc on December 26, 1785 and Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet on December 10, 1787. 818 more words

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DEAF licence plate

I just saw this on the internet and I thought it’s pretty cool! :)


A Silent Perspective - Part 2

I am currently fascinated with deaf people. They are limited by a disability, yet they offer so much to the rest of us. As pointed out in… 965 more words


Bridging the Gap, but how many gaps?

Today I had the pleasure of meeting some great people, some of whom I only knew through Twitter before I met the real ‘them!’ But I also had to consider a few tricky concepts which merit a bit of reflection… 468 more words


Chapter 3, Part 2

At an engagement party for my youngest brother, I told a family friend, who is a pediatric oncologist, that I was considering waiting to do the surgery. 1,678 more words

The Deaf Girl Who Could Hear