SignWriting Symposium in La Jolla, California? June-July 2013?

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway erhoffma at OBERLIN.EDU
Thu Mar 14 20:24:26 UTC 2013

I'm unavailable June 2-9 and July 20-27. I'll make any other dates work by
hook or by crook. I've been casting around in my mind to think if there are
any sorts of funding I could apply for to help make the symposium happen.
But they would all require that the symposium be at Oberlin (not useful) or
at another of the liberal arts colleges in our consortium (and a good chunk
of the other participants would also have to be from the consortium). I'll
keep thinking...

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> March 14, 2013
> Can you give me the dates that are best for you, Erika?
> and others too - what dates are good for you all?
> June and July are best here because some schools go back to school in
> August -
> Val ;-)
> -----
> On Mar 14, 2013, at 1:12 PM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <erhoffma at>
> wrote:
> If this happens I will find a way to be there! If it so happens that we
> can arrange a symposium for this summer I'm all for it (though there is one
> week in June and one week in July during which I am supposed to be away at
> other conferences, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that a conflict doesn't
> arise).
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at>wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> March 14, 2013
>> Hello Claudia and everyone -
>> I am glad to see interest in the idea of a SignWriting Symposium in La
>> Jolla!
>> Back in 2005, thanks to the hard work of Kathleen Heylen and so many
>> wonderful people in Belgium & Europe, there was a 2-day Symposium that went
>> very well in Brussels -
>> First European SignWriting Symposium, Brussels 2005
>> I attended through Skype a little - I met a few people while they were
>> attending -
>> I do not travel because of health reasons, so if you all are able to come
>> to La Jolla, which is a beautiful city on the ocean in San Diego, in
>> Southern California (near Mexico)…it would be wonderful - a great place to
>> be a tourist and enjoy the beach etc.
>> And La Jolla is famous for researchers, such as Carol Padden, Ursula
>> Bellugi, Karen Emmorey, Rachel Mayberry and so many others - There is Salk
>> Institute, UCSD, SDSU and so forth. We might be able to arrange to hold the
>> SW Symposium under the auspices of one of these research labs at the
>> University - so that would be a great way for all of you to benefit talking
>> to other researchers etc…
>> I would suggest a longer SW Symposium - as you suggest, Claudia - in
>> depth lessons in SignWriting taught by me, Adam Frost, and other skilled
>> Signwriters and teachers too, like yourselves...So we could make it a
>> series of SignWriting courses or workshops over a period of two weeks or a
>> month  - maybe the University could provide a dorm for participants -
>> What about June - July 2013?
>> I know in Brazil June and July is your winter time - can any of you come?
>> How many would like to come? We have no funding - so you all will have to
>> find your own funding to come - if the University can donate the space that
>> will be the first step, and of course we hope you will come over to my home
>> for a party in-between classes - smile -
>> Anyone seriously interested?
>> Val ;-)
>> --------
>> On Mar 14, 2013, at 4:56 AM, Claudia S. Bianchini <chiadu14 at GMAIL.COM>
>> wrote:
>> > A simposium in La Jola... that's a great idea! I really hope it will be
>> done!
>> > Claudia
>> > PS: please, not during the university lessons period (september-may)
>> because to come from euope a couple of days will not be enought and it's
>> hard to lose more than 1 or 2 lessons :-)
> --
> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College
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