It is with regret that the British Deaf History Society has to advise that it is currently still unable to function as it would like. However, the good news is that we have secured funding from the Department of Media, Culture and Sport to re-establish the Deaf Museum & Art Gallery, the BDHS Archives and the Research Library at Manchester Deaf Centre. This funding is being distributed through the National Heritage Lottery Fund and is being provided with the specific purpose of getting the BDHS and its museum, archives and library back on its feet. This work will be carried out as soon as the current national lockdown is lifted and may take up to 8 weeks to carry out.
In the meantime, BDHS secretarial services continue to operate from the Company Secretary’s home until the BDHS office reopens and the Deaf History Journal will continue to be printed (next issue Spring 2021). The Editorial Board consisting of Peter Jackson, Melinda Napier and Alison Coyle (of Deaf History Scotland) continue to work on the journal and have successfully issued the Winter 2020 issue. Contributions are especially welcome and should be addressed to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, as you can see from this website, our shop is up and running again.
The current website is just a “holding” website – a brand new website will be launched as soon as we re-open in Manchester.
Our BDHS shop is still open. You can order online, but we will post your order when it is safe to do so, so there may be a delay in receiving your order. We thank you for your patience.