Storytelling is inextricably linked to the history of human beings in a bewildering variety of oral and visual formats. Storytelling has been a fundamental tool to recording personal, familial, communal and national stories. But it can also be linked to a process of working through trauma, of breaking silence as witnessed in the growth of a “communal digital storytelling” embodied in the rise of shared storytellings of trauma such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Storytelling is also used as narrative therapy for trauma experiences from childhood to adulthood and from the personal to the collective.
Storytelling and Trauma seeks to explore both Storytelling and Trauma but also the inter-relatedness of the two topics. It implies an interdisciplinary engagement with a spectrum of disciplines, art forms, geographical and historical contexts as well as multi-lingual and multi-cultural perspectives. We welcome and encourage interdisciplinary proposals from all disciplines, professions, NGOs, voluntary sector, artists, scholars, workers, professionals, musicians, to name a few. It is the aim of the conference meeting to provide an interdisciplinary nexus which binds all these layers of theories and practices together in a safe and respectful sharing space.
1st Global Conference
Storytelling and Trauma
Saturday 6th October 2018 – Sunday 7th October 2018