[sw-l] BRUSSELS - Conference on Sign Writing & Sign Language Teaching
Shane Gilchrist Ó hEorpa
shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at FRANCISMAGINN.ORG
Mon Jan 31 21:36:50 UTC 2005
In Brussels or Maastricht?
I think Kathleen and I can be flexible.
It's important to have a mini-conference that can become an annual European
conference - and giving the SignWriting a real boost - and open up the
discussion on sign language teaching in Europe - that is BADLY needed.
Kathleen, me and Ingvild seem to be happy to go ahead with Brussels - but we
need to agree on the dates - the reason why we suggested Brussels is that
Kasterlinden (the deaf school in Brussels) may be more than happy to give us
the room (and the lecture theatre if needed) for free if we are to hold our
You know that yourself that many Europeans will not go to the ICED for a few
reasons - too expensive to attend, lack of accommodation for deaf
participants (i.e. they're asking us to pay for our interpreters to go as
conference participants!!! - reduced rate they say but thats still cheeky)
etc - and it will be in Maastricht that doesnt have a strong deaf community
therefore there will be more focus on the oralist and cochlear implant
(it took me and the SLCB 3 months to decide whether my work can pay for me
to go or not...)
> -----Original Message-----
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> l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu] On Behalf Of Stefan Wöhrmann
> Sent: 31 January 2005 20:42
> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Subject: AW: [sw-l] BRUSSELS - Conference on Sign Writing & Sign Language
> Hi Ingvild and everybody
> well I would prefer to run the meeting the nex day after the Maastricht
> event ...
> Stefan ;-))
> Just a few days after the Maastrich conference sounds good - someone
> > might even want it just after.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
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> [mailto:owner-sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu]Im Auftrag von Valerie
> Gesendet: Montag, 31. Januar 2005 21:27
> An: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> Betreff: Re: [sw-l] BRUSSELS - Conference on Sign Writing & Sign
> Language Teaching
> SignWriting List
> January 31, 2005
> Hello Ingvild, Shane, Stefan, Kathleen and Everyone!
> Yes. Maybe several of you could become the organizing committee? And I
> can supply you with all the names and addresses I have, with contacts
> in Europe, of people who use SignWriting.
> And Ingvild, I know you meant Patrick Matthews, whom you taught
> SignWriting to in Dublin in the mid 1990s...Shane is in Belfast, and
> Patrick is in Dublin...two different Sign Languages...Irish Sign
> Language and Northern Ireland Sign Language...So yes, Patrick should be
> contacted. I have been using his published dictionary in the back of
> the The Irish Deaf Community Volume 2...it is in SignWriting and will
> give me a way to be able to enter some ISL signs into the Ireland Sign
> Puddle on the web...so it would be nice to invite Patrick, who uses
> SignWriting regularly...but is rarely on the internet...
> So if you all can determine the exact place, time, and who will be
> making all the arrangements, I hope to provide you with a long list of
> possible people to invite by this weekend...
> Val ;-)
> Ingvild Roald in Norway wrote:
> > Just a few days after the Maastrich conference sounds good - someone
> > might even want it just after.
> > As far as I know, the distance is not great. I'll be driving, in order
> > to bring my wheelchair along, and can take two passengers if need be.
> > Looking forward to meeting you.
> > There are some people, I believe, like Patric in Belfast, who are not
> > on this list, but ought to be alerted to the event. Could I suggest
> > that if anybody knows of anyone, they take the resposibily to give the
> > alert? (And invite those people to join the list, too ... )
> > Ingvild
> >> From: "Valerie Sutton" <sutton at signwriting.org>
> >> Reply-To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> >> To: sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu
> >> Subject: Re: [sw-l] BRUSSELS - Conference on Sign Writing & Sign
> >> Language Teaching
> >> Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 14:10:10 -0800
> >> SignWriting List
> >> January 30, 2005
> >> Shane from Sign Language Centre Belfast wrote:
> >>> Some of us are working on starting a small European conference in
> >>> Brussels
> >>> this year - in July - to focus mainly on SignWriting and Sign
> >>> Language
> >>> teaching - it has to be very small because we dont have the money
> >>> or the
> >>> resource - we want to see how this mini-conference goes first - and
> >>> then
> >>> start to build on it. Will Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July 2005 be good
> >>> for everyone? (with a social night on Fri 22nd July organized by our
> >>> Belgian friends). We know it's just a few days after the ICED
> >>> conference - but what do you think?
> >> Hello Shane and Everyone!
> >> How wonderful. SignWriting is spreading. And I hope there will still
> >> be a SignWriting meeting after the Maastricht Conference as well...I
> >> asked Stefan if he could teach a mini-workshop on SignWriting,
> >> working on SignSpellings, and he said "Of course!"...and maybe
> >> Ingvild could also share with everyone?...share with the group the
> >> Norwegian Sign Language projects using SignWriting?...Just a thought.
> >> I guess an agenda needs to be established, and a place to hold the
> >> meeting...
> >> So I have a question...How far away is Maastricht from Brussells? Can
> >> someone post a map to the SignWriting List, circling both cities? I
> >> cannot visualize the distances...
> >> Maybe you can also attend both, Shane? The SignWriting meeting in
> >> Maastricht is free...and then you all could make a pilgrimage to
> >> Brussels together - ha!
> >> Wish I could join you...I used to live in Europe, and I miss it a
> >> lot...I have not been in Europe since 1990... Val ;-)
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