Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement

Country: Czech Republic

City: Prague

Abstr. due: 04.12.2015

Dates: 02.05.16 — 04.05.16

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Psychology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: ssc@inter-disciplinary.net

Organizers: Inter-Disciplinary.net


Testimony Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement   The 3rd Global Meeting Call for Presentations   Monday 2nd May – Wednesday 4th May 2015 Prague, Czech Republic   The 3rd Global Conference on Testimony shines the spotlight on the role of (eco-)testimony and the act of testifying in the negotiation of issues pertaining to land rights and reconciliation processes of place-based human rights concerns. Following on from previous meetings that highlighted the role testimony plays in social justice and peace education, this conference continues to explore these themes in relation to current transnational movements focused on eco-awareness and conscious-raising. The event aims to provide an interdisciplinary framework in which inter-disciplinary perspectives from fields such as environmental justice, geography, history, politics, linguistics, law, education, activism, health, the arts, business and religion shed light on the impact of testimonial production within the cultures of redress and transnational justice processes for both the producers of testimony and their audience.   This call for proposals asks for consideration of testimony as used by activists, educators, researchers, professionals, and artists working in the field. We hope to address how testimony can foster or hinder ally-ships across different geographies, cultures, ways of knowing, while addressing past histories of violations and abuses of human rights:   – Geo-political and eco-testimonies – Testimony as narrative therapy (i.e. scriptotherapy) – Post-Truth and Reconciliation in settler societies (Canada, Australia, United States, etc.) – Inter-generational trauma – Testimony and indigenous ways of knowing – Testimony and cultures of change – Embodiments of testimonial art (poetry, painting, sculptures, body tattooing, etc.) – Architectures and artefacts of memorializations (gardens, murals, parks, etc.) – Residential Schools, forced adoptions, disintegration of the family, femicides – States of exception (non-landed refugees, non-citizenship, migration, etc.) – Indentured labour and hidden sites of slavery (present and past) – Healing and recovery: survivor groups; communal/personal resilience – Cultures of redress: personal, collective – Political persecution and torture – Challenges of truth and reconciliation commissions – Culture of acknowledgement – Human rights and social justice: social activism and awareness – Methodologies and pedagogies of testimony

Conference Web-Site: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/testimony/research-streams/testimony/call-for-presentations/