Deaf History International (DHI)
Deaf History International (DHI) owes its establishment to a group of interested people at the First International Conference on Deaf History, which was held at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. USA (June 20–23, 1991)
A number of conference participants at the First International Conference on Deaf History met and decided that a formal organization with an election of international officers was needed to form an entity to “encourage the study, preservation and dissemination of Deaf people’s history” and to hold subsequent conferences. Members of this group were from France, USA, Germany, Russia, Canada and Great Britain. The representative from Great Britain was John Hay MBE, (Gordon’s father) and Gordon is currently on the board of trustees; as you may remember Gordon was heavily involved in the 8th conference in Edinburgh last year http://www.dhi2015.com
The group is funded mainly by member’s annual subscription fee, where members can pay to be member for a year, 2 year 3 years subscription. That money then contributes to making of the quarterly newsletters, allows for discounts to conferences and access to DHI online forums.
The website also has links to national societies on Deaf History, museums on Deaf History and other initiatives, click here to find out more information, and maybe become a member today!