UNIQUE HISTORICAL DATABASE ON PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AVAILABLE!
The DEAF database was created as part of the doctoral project of Sofie De Veirman, entitled “Breaking the silence. The experiences of the deaf people in East Flanders (1750-1950)”, and forms part of what is known as ‘disability history’, the history of people with disabilities.
The database contains the life-course data of deaf men and women born in East Flanders and offers an insight into the family structures of deaf people, their occupational activities and their living conditions.
Are you interested in studying what the lives of deaf persons were like? Or do you want to look into whether their living conditions changed over time? Then contact us at the Quetelet Center to start working with the data yourself.