November 1-3, 2018

Gallaudet University

Image description: Matthew Malzkuhn and Tawny Holmes, both in black, stand in front of an image of Gallaudet University. Folwer Hall, Tower Clock, and College Hall are visible. Further back is the DC skyline. 


Gallaudet University's Deaf Studies program brings together the cultural, historical, and linguistic studies of sign languages and deaf communities to delve into different facets of identity, empowerment, and advocacy. The first Deaf Studies conference in over 20 years, "2018 Deaf Studies Conference: Transformations" will be a platform to collaboratively explore these and other topics through the international lens of social justice, technological advancements, and ongoing change and growth. The co-chairs of the conference are Tawny Holmes and Matthew Malzkuhn, faculty in the Deaf Studies Department at Gallaudet University. "Transformations" synthesizes various frameworks, perspectives, and topics in a sign-centric approach that is sure to reveal insight into the future of Deaf Studies.


In addition to this, "Transformations" also offers DSDJ the unique opportunity to collect new material and content for the upcoming issue. The post-proceedings of this conference will be a launch-point for the new issue and DSDJ will publish the information and presentations from the conference, making the presenters' work widely accessible and available on our digital platform. 

DSDJ would like to extend the invitation to attend the conference, which will take place November 1-3, 2018 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel. More information can be found at 2018 Deaf Studies Conference and their Facebook page

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