The Conference theme is Colonialism in Deaf History.

The conference theme can be interpreted in different ways, such as:

  • Deaf people’s experiences during colonial eras in different countries
  • Influence of colonialism within Deaf communities and organisations, and on their languages
  • Colonialism as a theoretical framework for analysing systems such as deaf education philosophies and methodologies
  • ’Post-Colonialism’ – Deaf people internalising colonialist attitudes 

It is possible that colonialism may have had mixed effects on deaf people in different places – many will say that colonialism impacted negatively on indigenous Deaf communities, their languages and information sharing practices. Others may say that colonialism provided opportunities (e.g. for education and community development) that did not exist before. 

Not everyone agrees with using colonialism as a theoretical framework or metaphor for deaf people’s experiences – the conference will also welcome debate about this.

It is important to ensure that your presentation is about colonialism in Deaf history. Proposals that focus primarily on modern effects of colonialism will not be considered.

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS:

You can submit your abstract in either written format or video format.

a) Written Abstract Requirements

Written Language: English

Format: Microsoft Word (.doc format)

Font/Size: Arial or Times New Roman 12 point

Written submissions should include:

Presentation Title:
Title should be centered, bold, and capitalised

Presenters:
Include name/s, position(s), and affiliations of all presenters

Presentation Abstract:
Maximum 400 words

Presenter biographies:
Maximum 60 words each.

Language of presentation
International Sign   
Auslan    
Spoken English
Other (please specify)

Please note that the conference will provide interpreting for Auslan, International Sign and spoken English only. Any other interpreting requirements will need to be arranged by presenters themselves.

Presentation requirements
Please list any presentation requirements we may need to consider

Sending your submission:
Email your submission as an attachment to dhi2018papers@gmail.com.  Include contact details for the main contact person

b) Video Abstract Requirements

Sign language: International Sign

Video submissions should include:

Presentation Title

Names of Presenters

Presentation Abstract
Maximum 4 minutes

Presenter biographies
Maximum 1 minute each

Language of presentation
International Sign   
Auslan    
Spoken English
Other (please specify)

Please note that the conference will provide interpreting for Auslan, International Sign and spoken English only. Any other interpreting requirements will need to be arranged by presenters themselves.

Presentation requirements
Please list any presentation requirements we may need to consider

Sending your submission
Send an email to dhi2018papers@gmail.com,  with the following: 

Presentation Title: 

Presenters:
Include name/s, position(s), and affiliations of all presenters

Link to your video file on YouTube, Vimeo or Google Drive; or send it via WeTransfer or Hightail (do NOT send a DVD)
List any passwords required to access the video file.

Your email should include contact details for the main contact person.

DEADLINES:

Written/Video Abstracts: 30 November 2017

Acceptance/rejection notifications to presenters: 29 January 2018
Presenters whose abstracts have been accepted must register for the conference. Presenters’ registrations will be allowed at the Early Bird Rate. 

PowerPoint and final version of notes or paper: 31 May 2018
PowerPoint files must be sent by this date for interpreter and organisers’ preparation. If no PowerPoint file has been received by this date, the organisers reserve the right to cancel your presentation.

Written article/manuscript for published conference proceedings:  31 October 2018
Any papers received after this date may not be included in the proceedings.