Lecture by Pr. Mark Micale
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30 (BST)
UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines
London, United Kingdom
Historical trauma studies continue to burgeon, but the work in this flourishing field of scholarship is derived 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.