You are warmly invited to the forthcoming workshop organized by Sabine Arnaud:

Perspectives on Deafness in Eighteenth- to Twentieth-Century France and Russia.

13.12.2013, 11:45-16:00

at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22. 14195 Berlin, Conference Room



11:45  Welcome


12:00 – 13:00  Sabine Arnaud [MPIWG Berlin]

Fashioning a Role for French Medicine: Physicians and Teachers Struggle for Authority (1847-1867)


13:00 – 14:00  Lunch break


14:00 – 15:00  Claire Shaw [University of Bristol]

We Do Our Deeds in Silence, and Our Deeds Speak for Us: Visions of Russian Deaf Selfhood after 1917


15:00 – 16:00  Florence Encrevé  [University of Paris VIII]

The History of the Deaf and the Evolution of French Society Since the Eighteenth Century: Sign Language and the Idea of Progress

Participation is open, but space is limited, if you wish to attend please contact Lukas Frenzer, [email protected]

Best regards,

Lukas Frenzer

Please note two important updates,

1) It will be held with International and German Sign Language Interpreters.

2) Due to the number of registered participants, the Workshop will take place in the Conference Room of the Institute. Please plan to be there at 11:45 so that we can start on time!