November 30th - December 1st 2013.
Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts
Elektoralna street 12th
The conference will be devoted to matters of everyday life of the Deaf community at the turn of the XIX and XX century, as well as the activities of various non-government organizations working to support the aforementioned community in that time period, to juxtapose and show the pressing issues. Biographies of the Deaf community activists who fight for a better tomorrow and respect will also be presented. The aim of the whole conference will be to respect the activists and their friends, who have built a cultural and societal heritage, thanks who whom we enjoy a “better” life today. We also want to promote a multi-cultural dialogue between the world of the Deaf and the hearing which are deeply connected, and the tradition and a multicultural quality languages and cultures of Europe.
During the conference an artistic-historic exposition is also planned, concerning the lives of the Deaf at the turn of the XIX and XX century. The exposition will showcase photographs, drawings, and paintings made by Deaf artists.
Day One: November 30th 2013.
10:00 – 10:30 Opening of the conference, welcoming of the participants and guests
10:30 – 11:00 Tomasz Adam Świderski, M.A., „Maria z Łopieńskich Rogowska 1873-1957 – an exceptional Deaf woman and Deaf Poland history activist”
11:00 – 11:55 Yann Cantin (France) “Deaf-mute congresses and activists on France at the turn of XIX and XX centuries“
11:55 – 12:25 Tomasz Adam Świderski. M.A. „Józef Jerzy Rogowski 1871 – 1933 – activist of the Deaf in Poland and internationally”
12:25 – 12:45 Discussion
13:45 – 14:30 Helmut Vogel (Germany) „Deaf-mute nursing home in Berlin at the turn of the XIX and XX century"
14:30 – 15:00 Tomasz Adam Świderski, M.A. „Jakub Wajtzblum – representative of the jewish Deaf community”
15:00 – 15:30 Marek Krzysztof Lasecki, M.A. „Deaf artists at the turn of the XIX and XX century”
15:30 – 16:20 Artur Hojan, Helmut Vogel, Tomasz Świderski “Eugenics and sterilization of the disabled in Poland and Germany”
16:20 – 17:00 Tomasz Adam Świderski, M.A. „The history of the "Opatrzność" Christian Society of the Deaf” in Warsaw in the years 1883-1948"
17:00 – 17:15 Discussion
17:15 – 19:15 Opening of the exposition and an integration meet
Day Two – December 1st 2013
10:00 – 12:00 Short on-foot trip related to the history of the Deaf
13:00 Powązki Cemetery – placing of the wreath of the Rogowski family grave
Organizers reserve the right to changing the programme due to unforeseen causes.