CFP: Conference on Collective Trauma and Healing

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Soul Wounds: Trauma and Healing across Generations, 4-6 June 2015 at Stanford University

Accepting papers from all disciplines on multigenerational legacies of genocide, exile, and slavery; trauma, memory, and healing as historical process; epigenetics of trauma and recovery; cultural healing through narrative and art; humanitarian intervention during and after trauma; secondary trauma and the media; community impact of environmental devastation and recovery; new research on treating trauma and PTSD.

Neither trauma nor community are imagined, but have biological and social realities. The soul wounds of atrocities are seated in body and community as well as in spirit, and cultural healing is crucial to collective recovery. The conflicts of the distant past continue to affect us, as descendants struggle with inherited injury and structural injustice. Scientists, humanists, and activists can work together to heal our collective hurts through cultural insight, scientific discovery, and humanitarian aid. Join us for a three-day conference on research and action. 

Please submit a paper title and 350-word proposal to Visit for more information.