Masterclass - Trauma and war: Ending the silence
Oct. 27, 2020
These issues will be explored in the next War Child Masterclass where we will be joined by Dr Ria Reis - professor of medical anthropology at Leiden University and Honorary Professor at the Children’s Institute of the School of Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Cape Town - and leading cultural anthropologist Dr Lidewyde Berckmoes.
Dr Reis’s graduate work in cultural anthropology focused on Tibetan Buddhism in Ladakh, however her doctoral research took her to medical anthropology, neuropsychiatry and Africa. She lived in Swaziland from 1985-88, investigating traditional healing and the epilepsy treatment gap and in the 90s, focused on epilepsy, chronic illness and disability. Over the past 20 years, her research, and that of her many doctoral students, has shifted to the intergenerational transmission of vulnerabilities in contexts of inequality and (post)conflict, and young people’s health perceptions, strategies and resilience.
Professor of Medical Anthropology Dr. Ria Reis and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Lidewyde Berckmoes
Adriaan van Dis shares how the wartrauma of his parents effected his upbringing.
Photo: Annaleen Louwes
This Masterclass event forms part of our ‘Ending the Silence’ campaign. The campaign marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with a call for the world to increase psychosocial support for children living with the effects of violence and armed conflict - support denied to children in 1945.
This Masterclass will be in English and we will discuss in depth about the subject matter, with break out group sessions. If you are interested in the Dutch Masterclass with leading Dutch author and television presenter Adriaan van Dis, please sign up here. Adriaan will share his personal experiences of growing up with the dark legacy of trauma - and how these experiences have affected him today. (Please note that this section of the program will be in Dutch - all other sessions will be conducted in English).
How, what, where?
Date: Tuesday October 27, 2020*
*This Masterclass was originally scheduled for April 21.
**Because Covid-19 this event will be held online. We will host the event in our own 'Playground', but we unfortunately won't be able to invite visitors to this location.