[Aaus-list] CFA: "Trauma and Social Transformation" in 2013-14- History Institute, UT Austin

Oksana Kis oksanakis55 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 02:43:29 EDT 2012

Institute for Historical Studies
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The Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
announces its 2013-14 theme, Trauma and Social Transformation.

Catastrophes-- whether war, genocide, mass rape, enforced disappearances,
or environmental disasters --inevitably leave their mark on the social
fabric. Civic trauma is an unavoidable, and yet little-explored, element
and consequence of such tragedies.

For the Institute's 2013-14 theme, we seek proposals that analyze trauma as
a transformative historical experience for individuals, families,
communities, and nations. Projects may include but are not limited to the
suppression of trauma and processes of individual healing and collective
transformation; the cumulative toll and intergenerational nature of trauma;
trauma as a catalyst for geographic displacement, social reform, and
political mobilization; varied cultural and historical understandings and
representations of trauma; the fetishization and commercialization of
trauma; and the methodological challenges of integrating trauma into
historical analysis.

Drawing from the fields of human rights, psychoanalysis, memory studies,
sociology, anthropology, the cognitive and neurosciences, and semiotics,
applicants are encouraged to employ interdisciplinary approaches to the
historical study of trauma. From the testimonial to the theoretical, the
medieval to the modern, and from the secular to the religious, we invite
papers from across periods, sites, and historiographical traditions that
foreground trauma as a frame for historical analysis.

The IHS invites applications for resident fellows at all ranks. Deadline:
January 15, 2013. For more information about the institute's fellowship and
application process, please visit:

For further information on IHS, including events programming and
applications for residential fellowships for 2013-14, please visit the IHS

Institute for Historical Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

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