We run evening seminars in Edinburgh throughout the academic year on topics related to British Sign Language and Deaf issues. Our events are free, open to the public and everyone is welcome. We provide BSL-English interpreters at all our events. Our typical audience includes BSL students, local Deaf people, trainee interpreters, researchers and teachers of deaf children. Our presenters are both Deaf and hearing.
Edinburgh has an important place in Deaf history: the UK's first deaf school was founded here in 1760 and provided what today would be seen as a high quality sign bilingual education. In the 20th Century researchers at Moray House College of Education, including Lilian Lawson, Gerry Hughes and Mary Brennan, started exploring the linguistics of British Sign Language for the first time. The EdSign team hopes to continue this tradition of innovation and discovery.
Uploaded videos from our 2013-2014 lecture series may be found here:
Information about our past events is on our old website at http://edsign34.blogspot.com/