JHI recommends: The Deaf then and now

The history of the Deaf at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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The conference will be devoted to the issues of everyday life of the Deaf at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and also to the activities of various NGOs in aid of the aforementioned social group during this period. The aim is to show the problems niggling this community both in the past and in the present. In addition, profiles of activists who fought for a better tomorrow in aid of the Deaf will be presented.

The aim of the conference is to acclaim and respect the activists and their friends, who built the cultural and social heritage, fought for a „better tomorrow” (which we are now part of) and future battle for improved life for posterity. We also want to promote intercultural dialogue between the worlds of the Deaf and the hearing, which are inextricably linked to each other, and to promote the traditions as well as linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe.

During the conference it is also planned to hold an artistic-historical exhibition, related to the life of the Deaf at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and in the twenty-first century. The exhibition will include photographic and graphical works, and paintings made by Deaf artists.

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