The BDHS was established in1993 to promote and advance the interest in the discovery, preservation and conservation of the histories of Deaf people, their communities, culture and language. Its activities include the publication of the Deaf History Journal four times a year, and organising conferences and seminars as required.

Its Research & Publications Department undertakes various projects, mainly the publishing of books which are listed in our Shop pages.

A major activity of the BDHS is the continued upkeep of the The Deaf Museum and Archive, based in our Warrington premises. Volunteers are always welcome to help out in this interesting area.