To remember means sometimes: to experience again. That is the case of trauma. However, recovery from trauma is also based on memory. So the question is not how to forget about bad memories, but how to remember and not suffer.
This conference concentrates on the phenomena of trauma and recovery, to look at how memory is involved in the traumatic experience and the recovery process and explore among other questions what we remember and forget, what causes suffering and how to deal with it.
Researchers representing various academic disciplines: anthropology, history, psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, history of literature, theatre studies, film studies, design, project management, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, and urban studies, to name a few are invited to submit presentations.
Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inqueries, problem-oriented arguments or comparative analyses.
The conference invites proposals from experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. Persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation are also invited.
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
M.A. Marta Maciejewska – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Call for Abstracts
The topics for the conference include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
Representation of trauma
Trauma and Law
Trauma and Punishment systems
Trauma and Politics
For full list of topics, visit the official website given below.
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 25 August 2020 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 August 2020.
In order to participate in the conference (as a speaker or an audience member) you need to pay a registration fee via bank transfer or PayPal:
Presenters: EUR 30 or USD 35 or PLN 100 – by 3 September 2020
Audience: EUR 25 or USD 30 or PLN 90 – by 7 September 2020
The details of account/PayPal are given in the official website below.
The fee covers:
LIVE access via individual link to all conference sessions (without installing any additional applications)
the conference programme in PDF
certificate of attendance for Presenters and Audience Members (sent by email or/and by post)
online community gathering
easy access on any device (phone, tablet and computer) with the possibility to join or leave the conference at any time
2 months of individual access for Presenters to conference files and recordings.
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