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On Speaking Terms: Eight centuries of communication disabilities

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Trinity Long Room Hub

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Communication is at the heart of who we are as human beings and communication disorders reflect the diversity of our humanity. As the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College Dublin celebrates 50 years of educating speech and language therapists in Ireland, this exhibition provides a glimpse into eight centuries of communication disabilities. The words and phrases, when viewed within the historical and textual context, provide a window into how these disorders were problematized, understood and managed.

This seminar celebrates the launch of an exhibition in the Long Room, entitled On Speaking Terms: Eight centuries of communication disabilities

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Professor Wendy Turner “The Medieval Brain and Mental Health: Senses and Speech, Communication and Cognition, Imagination and Intent, Movement and Memory”. Professor Wendy Turner is a medieval historian at the Augusta University in Georgia USA, researching the intersection between law and medicine in medieval England, with special attention given to disabilities.

Professor Emeritus Matti Lehtihalmes “Knowing our past to understand the present: The relevance of historical perspectives for speech and language therapy”. Matti Lehtihalmes is Professor Emeritus of speech and language therapy, Research Unit of Logopedics, University of Oulu.

Dr Caroline Jagoe, Dr Deborah Thorpe and Margaret Leahy “On Speaking Terms: A glimpse of the texts and their interpretation from the curators of the exhibition"


This project was made possible through funding from the Research Incentive Scheme (Long Room Hub) and the TCD-Wellcome Trust ISSF in Neurohumanities.

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