Local events

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International past events

SIGN-HUB project final event
25-26 March 2020, Barcelona (Spain)


To our great regret, the SIGN-HUB final event scheduled for 25-26 March must be cancelled. The general situation with the spread of the coronavirus has been worsening by the day. Some participants coming from other countries were not able to travel anymore. And on March 12 the Catalan Government suspended all activities at all levels of the educational system as of March 13 for at least two weeks.
This is very sad for all of us, but the primary goal now is to try to avoid any risk.

26-28 September 2019, Hamburg (Germany)

TISLR 13, the 13th conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, was held at the University of Hamburg (September 26-28, 2019). Some SIGN-HUB researchers presented their studies and discussed the results with the people attending the conference.

For more details, visit the conference website.




Exhibition ’Life stories of elderly Deaf people‘
15 January - 28 February 2019, Göttingen (Germany)

The Göttingen group is one of the SIGN HUB teams involved in the collection, annotation, and analysis of the life stories of elderly Deaf people. They organized an exhibition at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, in which they showed posters, objects, and videos from their work.

For more details, read the exposé about the exhibition on life stories.

Workshop ’Beyond Media and Convergence accessibility cluster: a European perspective on accessibility‘
5 February 2019, Brussels (Belgium)

This workshop on accessibility issues is jointly organized by the coordinators of SIGN-HUB and three other European projects (CONTENT4ALLEASYTVImAc). The aim of the workshop is to present each project goals, their current achievements and future developments. International Sign (IS) interpreting will be provided.

2nd Review Meeting
13-14 December 2018, Milan (Italy)

On December 13-14, 2018 researchers coordinating the different tasks of the project met in Milan to report to EU reviewers on the advances of the project.



Workshop ‘Sign Language grammars through the formal and experimental glass’
25 July 2018, Rethymnon, Crete (Greece)

This workshop will be hosted by the University of Crete in Rethymnon, within the CreteLing Summer School 2018. Several SIGN-HUB researchers will deliver the talks.
In addition, the workshop will host a poster session.

Visit the summer school website for more details



7th Colloquium in Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory (FEAST)
18-20 June 2018, Venice (Italy)

FEAST is the official conference of the SIGN-UB project. It is a regular forum to discuss formal approaches to sign language grammar (in particular in the generative tradition), experimental approaches to sign languages, and their interaction. 

Visit the conference website for more details



Watch the conference slideshow

Participants' impressions: Gabriele G., Alicia, Julia, Gabriele C.Margherita and Maja

SIGN-HUB CNRS Thematic School in Sign Language Linguistics
11-15 June 2018, Villa Grumello, Como Lake (Italy)

The SIGN-HUB and CNRS Summer School addresses theoretical and experimental issues in sign language linguistics, sign language assessment and Deaf history.
It is open to Master students, graduate students and junior researchers.

Visit the summer school website for more details



Watch the summer school slideshow

Participants' impressions: MiguelGan Linghui, Geoffrey, David and Rain

Workshop on Assessment
9-11 November 2017, Rome (Italy)

A few SIGN-HUB representatives attended the 'Assessing Sign Language in clinical and classroom environment: learning from experience exchange' workshop at the Istituto Statale per Sordi di Roma.
During the workshop, Jordina Sánchez Amat and Giorgia Zorzi discussed how SIGN-HUB is developing lexical and syntactical assessment tools.
Chiara Branchini, another member of the SIGN-HUB project, was also invited to the workshop to present the 'Sign Language teaching and assessment at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.'

Workshop program



6th Colloquium in Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign language Theory (FEAST)
21-22 June 2017, Reykjavik (Iceland)

The sixth meeting of the ‘Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory’ (FEAST), the official conference of the SIGN-HUB project, took place at the University of Iceland, in Reykjavik.

Visit the conference website for more details



Impressions from the conference: Julia, Elsa and other participants  

SIGN-HUB and Labex Summer School Gargnano
8-12 May 2017, Gargnano, Garda Lake (Italy)

The SIGN-HUB Summer School 2017 addressed theoretical and experimental issues in sign language linguistics including research in the domains of the phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics of sign languages.

Visit the summer school website for more details



Watch the summer school slideshow

Participants' impressions: Iris, Marina, Christos and Inbar