Breda Carty - Newsletter Editor

 Breda Carty -

 Ex-Officio: Newsletter Editior

 Australia

 

Name, origin: Breda Carty, Australia
Present function in board: Ex Officio: Newsletter Editor
Previous functions in board: Secretary - Treasurer 2000-2006

Member-At-Large 1997-2000

Brief description (personal, work, education, associations, interests): I first trained as a teacher of the deaf, and now work in teacher education at the RIDBC Renwick Centre (affiliated with the University of Newcastle in Australia). I became interested in Deaf history when I was studying at Gallaudet in the 1980s, and it has been a major research interest of mine since then. I love seeing deaf people’s history emerge and become richer and more detailed, and I believe DHI plays an important role in facilitating this.
Ambitions for DHI: I would like to see DHI have a strong role in fostering a community of scholars and building networks with other centres for history research. It’s also important to develop connections with deaf communities around the world so that our knowledge about our past is shared more widely. Of course, the newsletter will play an important role in this!