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Conference Programme

STORYTELLING & TESTIMONY

EXPLORING DIMENSIONS OF TRAUMA AND SHAME

A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 9th July – Sunday 10thJuly 2022

Athens, Greece

Conference Programme

Saturday 9th July 2022

09:00 – 09:30             Welcome to Event and Opening Words: Event Leader

09:30 – 11:00             Session 1: Creativity from Trauma

Chair: David Nash

From Collective Suicides to ‘Wake of Souls Immolated’. Suicides and the Post-Traumatic Living. Re-weaving the Living with Silences

Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette

Growing Through Trauma – An Artistic Exploration

Angharad Davies

11:00 – 11:30              Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

11:30 – 13.00              Session 2: Past Perspectives on Shame and Trauma Narratives in the West
Chair: Trevor Norris

Philosophers, Historians and Shame Since the Enlightenment

David Nash

From Vulnerability to Empowerment. Shame and Identity in Thomas Melle’s “Die Welt im Rücken” and Mithu Sanyal’s “Identitti”

Aglaia Kister

13.00 – 14:00              Lunch

14:00 – 15:30              Session 3: Shame and Trauma in our Time of Crisis

Chair: Angharad Davies

Memory, Remembering and Forgetting: Indian Residential School Abuse in Canada

Cindy Hanson

Shame and Ecological Activism

Trevor Norris

Tricksters as Healers: Trickster Tales as Trauma Response

Alicia K. Anderson

15.30 – 16:00               Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

16.00– 17:30               Session 4: Remembering Trauma

Chair: Sarah Revilla Sanchez

The Ethics of Storytelling and the War on Terror: Trauma and/or Moral Injury?

Angelo Arminio

The Touristification of GDR Memorialization                                   

Christopher S. Wilson & Gül Kaçmaz Erk

17:30 – 18:00              End of Opening Day Cross Session Discussion and Consolidation

18:00                           Wine and Drinks Reception

Sunday 10th July 2022

09:30 – 10.30              Session 5: Workshop

Testimonies of Domestic Abuse: Where Do We Allow Truth to Shine Through

Carrie McManus & Andrea Silverstone

10:30 – 11:00              Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

11:00 – 12:30              Session 6: Shame Methodologies and Approaches

Chair: Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette

 Figuring Failure: Art, Agonism and the Representation of Receded Narratives and Identities of Post-Conflict Borderlands

Jonathan Cummins

Shame and Feminine Experience
Mina Rahnamael

12:30 – 14:00               Lunch

14:00 – 15:30              Session 7: Trauma, Art and Experience

Chair: Christopher S. Wilson

Portrait of a Woman: Leopoldo Savignac and Basque Photography in the First Half of the 20th Century: An Autoethnographic Investigation

Inés Rae

Compliance and Insight: Art and the Unspooling of Experience in Contested Institutional Contexts

Jonathan Cummins

15:30 – 16:00              Coffee, Tea and Refreshments

16:00 – 17:00              Project Development Workshop – run by David Nash

17:00 – 18.00              End of Day Discussion, Closing Thoughts, Goodbyes

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