About the Conference
The interdisciplinary conference “Between Politics and Healing: Understanding Trauma in Conflicts and Recent Violent Transformation Processes from a Comparative Perspective” is held on 20 and 21 November 2014 at the University of Cologne.
The conference aims to explore and discuss critically representations, narratives, images and meanings of traumatic situations and events in Middle Eastern countries as well as North and South Africa. It is organized by the Institute of Oriental Studies.
About Ihab Saloul
Ihab Saloul is Academic Coordinator Heritage and Memory Studies at University of Amsterdam & Visiting Professor of Culture and Politics at Free University Berlin. At NIAS, he studies “Competing Memories and the Politics of Transnational Identity in the Middle East” and how Palestinian and Israeli competing memories of the homeland are represented and remediated in different media.