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18:00 - 19:30 21 November 2012

War Trauma in France and Italy (1920s-1980s)


544 | (link Map)
1-19 Torrington Place | London | WC1E 7HB |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr. Maria Teresa Brancaccio, Maastricht University

In the twentieth century, medico-psychological theories on the health effects of war-related suffering as well as their social recognition presented large variations in different European countries. Focusing on the medical debates and on the diagnostic categories adopted in France and in Italy in the aftermaths of the two World Wars, the paper will investigate how changes in medical, social, and political thinking influenced the understanding of war trauma in the two countries.


Professor Sonu Shamdasani
0207 679 1257 | s.shamdasani@ucl.ac.uk


UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines