https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Introduction: trauma and its histories in Australia https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:35367 Health and History addresses the various meanings of 'trauma'-that broad and contested concept-in Australian contexts. It has its origins in an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Newcastle in May 2017, convened by the Centre for the History of Violence to coincide with the visit of Professor Mark S. Micale from the University of Illinois. The author and editor of several key works examining the history of trauma and related concepts, Micale had recently argued that the spread of the idea of trauma and its associated literatures 'registers a deepening understanding of the essential fragility of the human psyche' and that one key challenge for scholars grappling with the concept is to eschew 'a single, undirectional narrative of trauma that culminates logically in present-day medical science' in favour of 'multiple, context-dependent histories'. The symposium brought together scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, and medical sciences to test this proposition in the case of Australia and the new region. The articles and interviews in this special issue expand on the discussions from that day, which were framed by questions both broad and more constrained. What do we mean when we speak about 'trauma'? How does this differ between disciplines? What is the relationship between theory and clinical practice? How has trauma and its analogues been understood in the Australian past? How is trauma understood in the Australian present?]]> Thu 25 Jul 2019 09:25:04 AEST ]]> A weak spot in the personality? conceptualising “war neurosis” in British medical literature of the Second World War https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:31788 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:42:51 AEDT ]]> Impelled to reminiscence: Millais Culpin, military psychiatry, and the politics of therapy https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:23026 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:13:47 AEDT ]]>