Ben Kasstan wins the Margaret Clark Award sponsored by the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology

Ben Kasstan, our blog reviews editor and PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Durham has won the 2014 Margaret Clark award competition sponsored by the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology.  This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology Read the full article…

“Le Traumatisme”: Performance at Vane Gallery (26 July 2014, Newcastle)

You are invited to ‘Le Traumatisme’ performance at Vane Gallery, Newcastle, on Saturday 26 July 8-10pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. This Push Push Practice performance event combines newly developed contemporary dance theatre, contemporary music, and cinematography, all inspired by the theme of trauma. For more information, click here.    

Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts (3rd IHH Conference, Nottingham University, 5-7 September 2014)

3rd International Health Humanities Network Conference Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts 5th – 7th September 2014, University of Nottingham Following the huge success of the 2010 and 2012 IHHN conferences in Nottingham and New Jersey (USA), Nottingham Health Humanities and the ICSPCRR (International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Read the full article…

Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood (CfP, Conference, London, 1 February 2014)

The University of Greenwich, Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation, with the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past and the London Network for the History of Children present: Pain, Illness, Trauma and Death in Childhood 1 February 2014 Maritime Greenwich Campus, London SE10 9LS Call for papers deadline 31 Dec Read the full article…

Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement (CfP, Conference, Oxford, 29-31 July 2014)

Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement Tuesday 29th July  – Thursday 31st July 2014 Mansfield College, Oxford   This inaugural conference aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, Read the full article…

“Absent Presences & Present Absences” (Reflections on the International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies)

Absent Presences and Present Absences Dr Cheryl Mcgeachan (Geography, Glasgow University) writes: Returning this week from the fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, I am truly inspired by the range of wonderful people and papers encountered. Discussions on emotion and affect have swirled around the pages of various Read the full article…

Affect, memory, and the transmission of trauma (CFP, Conference, London, 15 March 2013)

Call For Papers: Affect, memory, and the transmission of trauma 15 March 2013 Goldsmiths College, London Keynote speakers: Professor Valerie Walkerdine, Cardiff University and Dr. Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths College This interdisciplinary conference explores the connections between affect, memory, and trauma, and examines their crucial role in how we construct our individual and collective identities. We aspire to Read the full article…

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning (Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference, London, October 2012)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning Autumn Symposium, 19 and 20 October British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road, London The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which challenge our very notions of the individual and Read the full article…

Trauma: Theory and Practice (3rd Global Conference) (CfP, Conference, Lisbon, 19-22 March 2013)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding individual and collective trauma  in terms of practice, theory and lived reality. Trauma studies has emerged from its foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant methodology for understanding contemporary events and our reactions to them. Critics have argued that we live in a Read the full article…

Bloody Sunday and Poetry

Reflecting on the role of poetry in helping a traumatized community to flourish, Clara Dawson writes: In the last week, Derry commemorated the fortieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday by holding their annual march through the streets, and with the performance of a new play written specially for the anniversary. Although the results of the Saville Read the full article…