Dr Deaf Retreat and Taster Week 2023

Date: 10th – 15th December 2023!

Dr Deaf Writing Retreat

continue our successful weekly writing retreats with this Dr Deaf
Winter 2023 Writing Retreat.  Bring your writing projects and join your
deaf colleagues at this week-long academic writing retreat.  The week
will feature sessions for your own writing, workshops on topics of
current interest to deaf researchers, and socila and wellness
activities.  Open to deaf people in any career stage in their academic
career, from Bachelor’s degree to full Professor. 

Exploring Applied Deaf Studies Taster Week

to catch up with new knowledge in Deaf Studies? Curious about language
ideologies, deaf spaces, advocacy, leadership, sign language teaching
and learning, and public service provision? During the Exploring Applied
Deaf Studies Taster Week, you’ll get a taste of what Deaf Studies has
to offer, led by an all-deaf team. Join us to ignite innovation and
shape sustainable deaf futures!

More information and a program will be sent to all registered participants after August 2023. 
Registration is 200 euros for 1 week.  This includes shared apartment, all meals, and the workshop. 

Registration can be done at this link: https://forms.office.com/e/gkMmRU68TG

Questions about practical issues can be sent to workshops@al.fhs.no




Registration deadline.
Registration is now closed.
Due to the limited number of beds available, registration is first come, first paid to secure a spot. 

You will receive confirmation of your registration by 10 October 2023.


The program for both workshops will be distributed to participants one month before the date.  In general, the workshops run from 08.30-18.00 daily from Monday to Thursday (including meal breaks),with a brief morning session from 8.30-10.30 on Friday.  You should prepare to arrive in Ål on Sunday evening 10 December and depart in the morning train from Ål on 15 December.   See «Transport» for more information



 10 December

11 December

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14 December


15 December



It is recommended you take the train arriving in Ål by 19.35.  A free bus will be available with this train to bring you to the Ål workshop center.

Full day program

Full day program

Full day program

Full day program

Program from 8.30-10.30

Departure to train station for 11.30 train to Oslo


The most effective transport to Ål from the airport is via train or bus. Check out all public transport options at vy.no and brakar.no 

Look for options between Oslo S (the Central Train Station) and Ål.  You can also search for Oslo S and Gol, with  change of bus in Gol to get into Ål.   Remmeber to build in time between the airport and Oslo S. (express train: flytoget.no or regular train at vy.no)

A free bus will bring participants from Ål station to the Ål folkehøyskole on Sunday evening in relation to the 19.45  train arrival and on Friday morning for the 11.35 train to Oslo.


It is recommended that you keep at least 3 hours between your train or bus arrival in Oslo and your flight departure from Oslo Airport. Flying out the day after your arrival in Oslo is also a good option.


The campus has a gym, exercise room, and sauna. Participants are welcome to utilize thesefacilities during evening and break times. There may be activities in the gym in the evenings so please bring appropriate clothing if you’d like to participate!


Room information. 
Participants are given rooms in shared apartments or cabins. We endeavor to place participants with their preferred roomates.  Each person will receive bed linens and a towel, and there is a washing machine available in the basement of House 42 (C building).  Upon departure, you are to wash and dry all dishes, remove your bed linens and towel and place them outside the door, and throw away all trash.


Other information
The workshop is located on a rural Norwegian mountain- there will be snow.  There is also a sledding hill and sleds can be borrowed.  Prepare outerwear accordingly.


Please note the Workshop Center does not allow the use of outdoor shoes in the main building with the classrooms and dining area. Shoe covers are provided but we strongly recommend bringing a pair of comfortable indoor shoes/sandals to change into.


The workshop center is located 6km up the mountain from the main village and shops.  It is recommended that you bring your own beverages for evening socialization with you from your country, or purchase at the airport.


More practical information will be given to participants upon arrival.