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Language & Landscape: Using British Sign Language in Historic Storytelling

By October 13th, 2022No Comments
Language and Landscape an online talk about using British Sign Language that happened on 22nd Novemeber 2022 as part of the Disability: Past and Present Project.

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.

This event will be held via Zoom and a joining link will be sent on the day.

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This event is happening as part of our Disability: Past and Present project.
Learn more about this and ‘The Health of the Munition Worker: A Disability History of the World Wars on the Solway Military Coast’ exhibition >

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