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A DIALOGUE ON HISTORICAL TRAUMA & MEMORY

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Our Aim

The project, Trauma, Memory and Representations of the Past goes to the heart of the issues at the forefront of contemporary debates about historical trauma, its expression in memory and its repercussions across generations.

Our Focus

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the project brings the Humanities into dialogue with the Arts in all its diverse forms. While focused on the South African context, the project responds to global questions that concern the transmission of traumatic memory across generations in the aftermath of historical trauma, and explores the possibility of breaking these intergenerational cycles.

Outcomes

Our view is that research should not only advance one’s discipline within the academy, but also should have some impact on public debate and influence audiences at the broader level of civil society. We intend to go beyond theoretical debate to engage with questions that are rarely explored in order to advance scholarship and to contribute to new knowledge production that will inform public opinion.

The project brings the Humanities into dialogue with the Arts in all its diverse forms

Co-Hosts

This is an inter-institutional initiative that is co-hosted mainly by the University of the Free State and Stellenbosch University.

Contact Us

Jolene Pietersen (Administrator)
Phone: +27 21 808 4047
Email: jrp1@sun.ac.za