Ways of Seeing project

Ways of Seeing

This project redefines 'the viewer' through Deaf people's and blind or partially sighted people's experiences of antiquities, while assessing the classical legacy regarding sensory impairments.

Project description

Redefining 'the viewer'

This project challenges whether viewers always have 20/20 vision, and explores the use of spoken language to create sensory experiences (sometimes accompanied by touch tours).

The viewer

Communicating vision

This project challenges whether words and spoken language is the only way of communicating about visual culture, through an engagement with British Sign Language (BSL). 

Communicating vision

Classics and disability studies

MANSIL and the 'Ways of Seeing' project are part of a larger endeavour to introduce disability studies into Classics and the Humanities more generally.

Classics and D.S. project