RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

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234 Deaf spaces of Victorian London – a walking tour
Convenor(s) Mike Gulliver (University of Bristol, UK)
John Lyons (University of Bristol, UK)
Norma McGilp (Independent Deaf Community Historian)
Timetable Thursday 01 September 2016, Session 3 (14:40 - 16:20)
Session abstract It is only recently that we have begun to chart the visual landscape produced by London’s 19th century Deaf community, and to understand the role that particular ‘Deaf spaces’ played as landmarks in that landscape. Most notable, so far, are the spaces of a charity that developed in the 1840s, and that eventually birthed the Deaf church of St Saviour’s, which stood on Oxford Street from 1870 to 1923. Beginning in Bloomsbury, we will visit most of the major landmarks of the organisation, ending on Oxford Street at the site of the St Saviour’s church itself. Those attending will learn from both hearing and deaf researchers about the nature of Deaf spaces, and how they were produced by the Victorian London Deaf community. Please note, this tour starts at a location other than at the RGS, and involves a walk of approximately 2 miles. Pre-booking required - please see http://bit.ly/29hjEQM to book.
Linked Sessions Deaf spaces, old and new: community, heritage sector, and academic approaches to deaf heritage spaces
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