Public Lecture: The Global Turn in Trauma Studies
Thursday, 1 June 2017, 06:00 pm — Thursday, 1 June 2017, 07:30 pm
|Location||Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall, 290 King St. Newcastle.|
The Centre for the History of Violence presents Professor Mark S. Micale (Illinois) in a free public lecture, 'The Global Turn in Trauma Studies.'
Recent decades have seen an outpouring of publications about psychological trauma in a host of fields, including medicine, law, history, sociology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, literature, and film. Most of the research conducted thus far has taken three great historical experiences – World War One, the Nazi Holocaust, and the Vietnam War – to be paradigmatic of modern mental trauma. Yet if our collective understanding of the psychology of traumatic memory is to advance in the early twentieth-first century, the next generation of thinking and writing about the subject must greatly broaden its geographical vision beyond Euro-American settings.
This is a free public event, but tickets are limited. See link below to register.
Mark S. Micale is Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an
internationally recognised historian of psychiatry, medicine and European culture. His books
include Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness (Harvard University Press,
2007), and the collections The Mind of Modernism: Medicine, Psychology, and the Cultural Arts in
Europe and America, 1880-1940 (Stanford University Press, 2004) and (with Paul Lerner) Traumatic
Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
In May and June 2017 he is an International Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle.