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10:00 2 July - 20:00 25 July 2013

History of British Sign Language Exhibition


North Cloister | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Visit and see unique deafness and sign language-related material, never previously exhibited together. Rare books and pamphlets, early films which show the origins of sign language in Britain

• Find out about the earliest sources of sign language • Learn about the history of fingerspelling and the beginnings of Deaf education. • How BSL evolved in the 20th and 21st centuries. • Find out which sign languages are related to BSL. • What were the impacts of influences like religion, education and royal patronage • How both the language and Deaf culture have evolved over time

An exhibition presented by the ESRC-funded UCL Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, the British Deaf History Society (BDHS) and the UCL Action on Hearing Loss Library.

Open from 10:00 till 20:00.


Manjula Patrick
+44 (0)207 679 8682 | m.patrick@ucl.ac.uk


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