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/


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Latest News

  • 30 March Mike Gulliver Scripture, Dissent, Deaf space - a project reviewWhen: Thursday, 30th March 2017, 6.30pm-8.00pm Where: Paterson’s Land, Room LG 34, Moray House School of Education, University ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2017, 01:53 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • 14 March 2017 Michael Richardson Sign Language Interpreted Performance: An Instance of Cultural (MIs-) CommunicationWhere: Paterson’s Land, room LG34 Moray House, School of Education, University of Edinburgh EH8 8AQUPDATE: Live-stream URL ...
    Posted 10 Mar 2017, 12:33 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • 28th Feb 2017: Projeto Surdos - attracting deaf students to science Place: Paterson's Land LG34Time: 28.2.17  6.30 - 8 pmLanguages: The 3 talks will be given in English and LIBRAS (Brazilian sign language) with BSL/English ...
    Posted 27 Feb 2017, 00:11 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • 7 February 2017: Ella Leith The next session will be Ella Leith, on 7th February.6.30pm - 8.00pmPaterson’s Land, Room LG 34, Moray House School of Education, University of EdinburghCelebrating Deaf ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 06:39 by Ed Sign Lectures
  • Dr. Noel O'Connor: Deaf People’s experience of inclusion in the Republic of Ireland Date:  Tuesday 8th November 2016Where: Paterson's Land LG34, School of Education, University of Edinburgh, EH8 8AQTime: 6.30 - 8 pmLanguage: Noel will deliver the lecture in ...
    Posted 3 Nov 2016, 11:17 by Ed Sign Lectures
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