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Conference “Deaf scholars and innovations in Deaf Studies“

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Riccarton

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Conference “Deaf scholars and innovations in Deaf Studies“ (on occasion of the launch of the book Innovations in Deaf Studies: The Role of Deaf Scholars, and the start of the MobileDeaf project)

Preliminary programme version 21 January 2017 (subject to changes)

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2017

9:00-10:00 Innovations in Deaf Studies: Critically mapping the field (Annelies Kusters, Maartje De Meulder and Dai O’Brien)

10:00-10:30 Deaf-led Deaf Studies: Using Kaupapa Māori Principles to Guide the Development of Deaf Research Practices (Dai O’Brien)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Academic and Community Interactions in the Formation of Deaf Studies in the United States (Joseph J. Murray (TBC))

11:30-12:00 The Emergence of a Deaf Academic Professional Class during the British Deaf Resurgence (Maartje De Meulder)

12:00-12:30 Doing Deaf Studies in the Global South (Michele Friedner)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 A Dialogue on Deaf Theology: Deaf Ontologies Seeking Theology (Hannah Lewis and Kirk VanGilder)

14:30-15:30 Parallel session: Workshops

Workshop 1: Academization of signed language(s): Part 1: Languages and modalities in academic discourse (Christian Rathmann and Thomas Geissler)

Workshop 2: 'Could this work in the real (deaf) world?' How do academics contribute to policy making and the political process (Steve Emery and Thomas Lichy)

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-16:30 Sign Language Peoples’ Right to be Born: The Bioethical Debate in Karawynn Long’s “Of Silence and Slow Time” (Rachel Mazique (TBC))

16:30-17:00 Cripping Deaf Studies and Deaf Literature: Deaf Queer Ontologies and Intersectionality (Rezenet Moges)

17:00-17:30 Afterword to the book “Innovations in Deaf Studies: The Role of Deaf Scholars (Paddy Ladd)

17:30-19:00 Book launch “Innovations in Deaf Studies: The Role of Deaf Scholars”, book signing + reception

THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017

9:30-10:00 Intergenerational Responsibility in Deaf Pedagogies (Marieke Kusters)

10:00-10:30 Visual Methods in Deaf Studies: Using Photography and Filmmaking in Research with Deaf People (Dai O'Brien and Annelies Kusters)

10:30-11:00 Writing the Deaf Self in Autoethnography (Noel O'Connell)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:00 When Inclusion Excludes. Deaf, Researcher—Either, None, or Both (Hilde Haualand)

12:00-13:00 Parallel session: Workshops

Workshop 1: Hearing privilege: What it is and how it works (Noel O'Connell)

Workshop 2: Academization of signed language(s): part two: International Sign in Academic Discourse (Annelies Kusters and Christian Rathmann)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:00 Authenticating Ownership: Claims to Deaf Ontologies in the Global South (Erin Moriarty Harrelson)

15:00-16:00 Parallel session: Workshops

Workshop 1: Congratulations on your engagement? Perspectives on working with deaf communities in the global South (Nick Palfreyman)

Workshop 2: Researcher positionality in Deaf Studies (and beyond) (Hilde Haualand)

16:00-16:30 Break

16:30-17:00 Deaf mobilities across international borders: Visualising intersectionality and translanguaging (MobileDeaf team)

17:00-17:15 Closing of the conference (Maartje De Meulder)

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