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"Trauma and History" Program

Thursday, March 20th

CLA 1.302B

Opening Remarks
5:30pm – 5:45pm

Welcome by:

Randy Diehl, Professor of Psychology; David Bruton Jr. Regents Chair in Liberal Arts;

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

Seth Garfield
, Associate Professor of History;
Director, Institute for Historical Studies, The University of Texas at Austin



Yoav Di-Capua
, Associate Professor of History;
Program Coordinator, Institute for Historical Studies, The University of Texas at Austin 



Keynote
5:45pm – 6:30pm

Cathy Caruth, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Department of English, Cornell University
“A Perverse Quest for Meaning: History as False Witness in Viet Nam and After”

Friday, March 21st

CLA 1.302E

Session I  “Genocide, Revolution, and Political Violence”
9:00am – 10:30am
 
Yoav Di-Capua, Chair (The University of Texas at Austin)

Ronen Steinberg (Michigan State University)
“Trauma before Trauma: Studying the Effects of Mass Violence in the 18th Century”

Federico Finchelstein (The New School for Social Research)
“The Holocaust and the Dirty War”

Emma Kuby (Northern Illinois University)
“Our Actions Never Cease to Haunt Us”: Frantz Fanon’s Case Studies, the French Left,
and the Violence of the Algerian War (1954-1962)

Benjamin Claude Brower (The University of Texas at Austin), Discussant
Discussion: 20 minutes


Break 
10:30am – 10:45am


Session II  “Occupation, Displacement and Exile”
10:45am – 12:30pm

David Crew, Chair (The University of Texas at Austin)

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang (The University of Texas at Austin)
“Noble Ghosts, Empty Grave, and National Trauma: The Tale of Taiyuan’s ‘Five Hundred Martyrs’ in the
Chinese Civil War”

Carel Bertram (San Francisco State University)
“Journeys of the Descendants of Trauma: An Armenian search for the houses and villages of a lost
Ottoman Past”

Jennifer L. Foray  (Purdue University)
“The Trauma of Liberation: Dutch Political Culture and the Indonesian Question in 1945”

Tarek El-Ariss (The University of Texas at Austin), Discussant
Discussion: 20 minutes


Break  12:30pm – 1:30pm


Session III  “In the Aftermath of Natural and Man-Made Disasters”
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Seth Garfield, Chair (The University of Texas at Austin)

Leslie M. Harris (Emory University)
“ ‘… this tragedy is neither black nor white. It is human’: Race and Civic Trauma in New Orleans before Katrina”

Andrew Horowitz (Yale University)
“The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror"

Mark Healey (University of Connecticut)
“Disorderly memories in the orderly city: The long aftermath of the 1944 earthquake in San Juan, Argentina”

Laurie B. Green (The University of Texas at Austin)
“'Hunger in America' and the Power of Television: Poor People, Physicians, and the Mass Media in the War Against Poverty"

Erika M. Bsumek (The University of Texas at Austin), Discussant
Discussion: 20 minutes


Break  3:00pm – 3:15pm


Session IV “Trauma and Religion”
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Martha Newman, Chair (The University of Texas at Austin)


Nicole Archambeau, (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“Miraculous Healing for the Warrior Soul: Transforming Fear, Violence, and Shame in the Canonization Inquest of Delphine de Pui Michel, 1363”

Ariel Glucklich (Georgetown University)
“Meeting Pain with Pain: Self-directed Violence and Religious Rationality”

Diane Wolfthal (Rice University)
“Traces of Trauma and Seeds of Sympathy in Medieval Representations of Anti-Jewish Violence”

Brian P. Levack (The University of Texas at Austin), Discussant
Discussion: 20 minutes


Break  4:45pm – 5:15pm


Concluding Remarks
5:15pm – 6:00pm

Elizabeth Jelin, Professor and Research Director, Institute of Social and Economic Development, University of Buenos Aires
“Trauma and History”
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