Deafness in Renaissance Europe

In Cultures of Disability Videos|17 November 2023

Dr Rosamund Oates will give an online public lecture to celebrate UK Disability History Month.

A public online history lecture by Dr Rosamund Oates, Reader in Early Modern History, FRHistS. Manchester Metropolitan University.

Dr Oates is an expert in Early Modern England (c. 1450-1750), working on the cultural and religious history of the past. She is currently working on a history of deafness in Early Modern England, supported by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship and a Research Fellowship from Leverhulme. She has published on deafness in Past and Present, BBC History Magazine, and History Today and can be heard discussing deaf history on Radio 4.

Dr Oates also leads the Cultures of Disability Research Cluster at MMU exploring past and present experiences of disability with academics from English, History, Art, Philosophy and Politics. You can find out more about their work at

Offered by MCPHH (Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage) as their public lecture for UK Disability History Month. Funded by the British Academy.

DATE: 22 November 2023

A portrait image of Rosamund Oats