CFP: Trauma–Theory and Practice

4th Global Conference: Trauma: Theory and Practice
Saturday 22nd March – Tuesday 25th March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding individual and collective trauma in terms of practice, theory and lived reality. Trauma studies has emerged from its foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant methodology for understanding contemporary events and our reactions to them. Critics have argued that we live in a ‘culture of trauma.’ Repeated images of suffering and death form our collective and/or cultural unconscious. The third global conference seeks papers on a variety of issues related to trauma including: the function of memory, memorial, and testimony; collective and cultural perspectives; the impact of time; and the management of personal and political traumas.
Trauma has a thematic identity that exists on the interdisciplinary fringes of other subject areas, either peripherally nudging, or fully penetrating existing research, shifting cultures and influencing global politics. Thus, while we continue to welcome research papers of core theoretical and clinical interest, we would also warmly encourage those papers that address: critical questions of practice; practical projects; first-hand survivor/bystander reports of individual and collective experiences; and, those that interrogate, critique, represent, or create works that deal with fictional and actual traumatic events.
We would also like to encourage presentations that take the following forms: auto-ethnographical and experiential accounts, case studies, papers, performance pieces, reports, works of art, works-in-progress, and workshops.
Finally, submissions which engage with the aftermath of trauma as a space of potential opportunity for change, emotional growth, identity shifts, or developing spirituality are particularly welcome across any of the following themes.
1. Public and Political Trauma
~ War and trauma, both past and present
~ Captivity and torture
~ Public disasters and trauma including environmental catastrophes
~ Disease, public health and trauma
~ Political trauma, silencing dissent/voicing dissent
~ Social trauma
~ Traumatic displacement and cultural uprooting
~ Inherited intergenerational trauma
2. Personal and Individual Trauma
~ Bereavement: parent; sibling; partner loss
~ Abandonment
~ Betrayal
~ Peer pressure and bullying
~ Murder and assault
~ Domestic violence
~ Child abuse and childhood trauma
~ Survivor guilt
~ Disability
~ Witnessing trauma and secondary trauma
~ Coping strategies – stress management and reduction
3. Diagnosing and Treating Trauma
~ Medical, therapeutic, and holistic approaches to trauma management
~ Non-medical therapies/approaches – the uses of drama, dance, narrative, bibliotherapy and scriptotherapy, music, art, and digital technologies
~ Vicarious traumatisation, secondary stress, and compassion fatigue
~ From person to survivor – perspectives of change
4. Theorising Trauma
~ Trauma and post colonialism
~ Memory
~ National identity
~ Trauma studies
~ Individual versus collective trauma
~ Socio-cultural perspectives on traumatic experience
~ Gender
~ The body from the inside and out
~ Psychic trauma
5. Representing Trauma
~ Affect, trauma, and art
~ Trauma on stage, screen, and in cyberspace
~ Traumatic expression
~ Media images: reality and fiction
~ Literature and poetry
~ Eyewitness testimony
~ Gaming and violence
~ New technologies
~ Reporting on trauma
~ Aesthetics and experience
~ Fear and horror
~ Otherness, spirituality, and trauma
What to Send
The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 11th October 2013. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 17th January 2014. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: Trauma 4 Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Organising Chairs
Peter Bray: pbray@eit.ac.nz
Rob Fisher: ttp4@inter-disciplinary.net
The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/trauma/call-for-papers/
Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

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CFP: Western Schools Publishing

Western Schools is a publisher and nationally recognized accredited provider of peer-reviewed continuing nursing education home study courses. We are presently seeking authors and content editors to write articles and books for publication. Those contracted will receive financial compensation.

We have writing opportunities in the following nursing topics. Additional topics not listed may also be considered.

Topics: ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, ambulatory care, assessment, asthma, assessment, bioterrorism, cardiac, case management, chest tubes, CHF, competencies, critical care, death, depression, dialysis, diabetes, documentation and electronic health records, domestic violence, ECG monitoring, end of life, ethics, fall prevention, geriatrics, healing nutrition, hemodynamic monitoring, hepatitis, HIV, holistic health, infections, immunizations, informatics, leadership, legal issues, maternal-newborn, medical errors, medical-surgical topics, mentoring, MRSA, neonatal, neuro, nursing management, nursing practice, OB/GYN, oncology, orthopedics, pain management, palliative care, pediatrics, pediatric pharmacology, pharmacology, preceptorship, professional nursing topics, psychopharmacology, rehab, renal, respiratory topics, safety, school nursing, sedation/analgesia, seizures, sleep apnea, social media, stroke, TB, trauma, weight loss surgery, and women’s health.

Requirements: Authors should have a valid nursing license and prior publishing experience. An advanced degree in nursing and five years of clinical and/or academic experience in the content area being developed is preferred. Experienced authors with degrees in fields other than nursing will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and a writing sample, along with their contact information to: authors@westernschools.com  Please specify topic(s) of interest. Additionally, if you know of someone else who may be interested, please feel free to forward this e-mail to them.

Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Director, Continuing Education, Western Schools, 400 Manley Street, PO Box 65, West Bridgewater, MA 02379, Phone (508) 638-7060, Fax: 508-894-0179, Website: www.westernschools.com

CFS: The Journal of Hospital Ethics

The Center for Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center publishes The Journal of Hospital Ethics (JOHE) three times a year. As clinical ethics experts in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metro area, the Center for Ethics develops, promotes and maintains the highest standards in clinical ethics knowledge. We answer ethically challenging questions raised in a clinical setting and assist health care staff, administration, patients and families in making sound medical decisions.

The Journal of Hospital Ethics is an innovative and valuable resource for clinicians. Topics to look for in future issues of the Journal of Hospital Ethics:

  • Volume 2, Number 3: Trauma
  • Volume 3, Number 1: Informed Consent/ Informed Refusal
  • Volume 3, Number 2: Cancer
  • Volume 3, Number 3: Neonatology

Further information at: http://www.whcenter.org/body.cfm?id=556801

CFP: Trauma: Theory and Practice (Global Conference)

2nd Global Conference, Trauma: Theory and Practice, 21st March – 24th March 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding individual and collective trauma, both in terms of practice, theory and lived reality. Trauma studies have emerged from its foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant methodology for understanding contemporary events and our reactions to them. Critics have argued that we live in a “culture of trauma”. Repeated images of suffering and death form our collective and/or cultural unconscious. The second global conference seeks papers on a variety of issues related to trauma including the function of memory and trauma, collective and cultural trauma, time and trauma, testimony and trauma, and strategies of dealing with/coming to terms with personal/political trauma. In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the submission of case studies or other approaches from those involved with its practice, such as people in the medical profession and therapists, victims of events which have resulted in traumas on either an individual or mass scale, journalists or authors (including playwrights and poets) whose work deals with both fictional and factual trauma, and theatre professionals. Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Public and Political Trauma

  • ~ War and trauma, both past and present
  • ~ Public disasters and trauma including environmental catastrophes
  • ~ Disease, public health and trauma
  • ~ Political trauma, silencing dissent/voicing dissent

2. Personal and Individual Trauma

  • ~ Bereavement
  • ~ Murder and Assault
  • ~ Domestic Violence
  • ~ Child Abuse
  • ~ Survivor guilt
  • ~ Disability
  • ~ Witnessing Trauma

3. Diagnosing and Treating Trauma

  • ~ Psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and other psychological approaches to treating victims of trauma
  • ~ Psychiatry
  • ~ Other medical approaches
  • ~ non-medical approaches, for example, narrative approaches, music, art

4. Theorising Trauma

  • ~ Trauma and post colonialism
  • ~ Memory and trauma
  • ~ National identity and trauma
  • ~ Trauma studies and psychoanalysis
  • ~ Individual versus Collective trauma
  • ~ Cultural trauma
  • ~ Gender and trauma
  • ~ The body and trauma
  • ~ External and internal trauma

5. Representing Trauma

  • ~ Affect, trauma and art
  • ~ Dramatizing trauma on screen and on stage
  • ~ Vision and Trauma
  • ~ Media images: reality and fiction
  • ~ literature and poetry
  • ~ Eyewitness testimony
  • ~ video games, violence and trauma
  • ~ technology and trauma
  • ~ reporting on trauma
  • ~ the aesthetics and experience of trauma
  • ~ fear, horror and trauma
  • ~ Otherness and trauma

The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 27th January 2012.

Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs: Colette Balmain, Hub Leader (Horror), Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Independent Scholar, United Kingdom, Email: cb@inter-disciplinary.net and Rob Fisher, Network Founder and Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK Email: ttp2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in the Perspectives on Evil journal (relaunching 2011). For further details of the project, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/trauma/  For further details of the conference, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/trauma/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

CFP: Trauma & Practice (Global Conference)

Call for Papers: 1st Global Conference Trauma – Theory and Practice (Monday 14th March – Wednesday 16th March 2011, Prague, Czech Republic)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding individual and collective trauma, both in terms of practice, theory and lived reality. Trauma studies have emerged from its foundation in psychoanalysis to be a dominant methodology for understanding contemporary events and our reactions to them. Critics have argued that we live in a “culture of trauma”. Repeated images of suffering and death form our collective and/or cultural unconscious. This inaugural conference seeks in particular to explore the relation between trauma, memory and identity, both national and collective.

In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the submission of case studies or other approaches from those involved with its practice, such as people in the medical profession and therapists, victims of events which have resulted in traumas on either an individual or mass scale, journalists or authors of fiction whose work deals with trauma.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Public and Political Trauma

  • ~ War and trauma, for example the Holocaust; the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ongoing conflicts, such as the Iraq War and the situation in Afghanistan
  • ~ Public disasters and trauma, e.g. responses to the Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters; school shootings; September 11th
  • ~ Disease, public health and trauma – aids, swine flu, and fears of contagion

2. Personal and Individual Trauma

  • ~ Bereavement
  • ~ Murder and Assault
  • ~ Domestic Violence
  • ~ Child Abuse
  • ~ Survivor guilt
  • ~ Disability

3. Diagnosing and Treating Trauma

  • ~ Psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and other psychological approaches to treating victims of trauma
  • ~ Psychiatry
  • ~ Other medical approaches
  • ~ Non-medical approaches, for example, narrative approaches, music, art

4. Theorising Trauma

  • ~ Trauma and post colonialism
  • ~ Memory and trauma
  • ~ National identity and trauma
  • ~ Trauma studies and psychoanalysis
  • ~ Individual versus Collective trauma
  • ~ Cultural trauma
  • ~ Gender and trauma
  • ~ The body and trauma
  • ~ External and internal trauma

5. Representing Trauma

  • ~ Affect, trauma and art
  • ~ Dramatizing trauma on screen and on stage
  • ~ Media images: reality and fiction
  • ~ Literature and poetry
  • ~ Video games, violence and trauma
  • ~ Technology and trauma
  • ~ Reporting on trauma
  • ~ The aesthetics and experience of trauma
  • ~ Fear, horror and trauma
  • ~ Otherness and trauma

The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011.

Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend. Organising Chairs: Colette Balmain, Hub Leader (Horror), Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Independent Scholar, United Kingdom, E-mail: cb@inter-disciplinary.net  Rob Fisher, Network Founder and Network Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK E-mail: ttp@inter-disciplinary.net  The conference is part of the ‘At the Interface’ programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).