Tuesday 16th June 2015
Professor Mark Micale (University of Illinois)
Historical trauma studies continue to burgeon, but the work in this flourishing field of scholarship is dervied from a small number of purely Euro-American catastrophic events, which serve as historical and psychological paradigms. Micale, who contributed to earlier debates in the field with his edited collection Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry, and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930, argues that scholars need now to look beyond the West toward a new, more genuinely global perspective on the history of trauma. He focuses in particular on new research being done about Asia.
Organiser: Professor Sonu Shamdasani (UCL)
Time: 6pm to 7.30 pm.
Location: Arts and Humanities Common Room (G24), Foster Court, Malet Place, University College London.
From the Torrington Place entrance to UCL, enter the campus on Malet Place. After fifty metres, you will find Foser court on the right hand side. Turn right under the underpass, and enter via the second door on the right. The common room is straight ahead.