A Lingering Shadow: From Battlefield Trauma and World War One to a Modern Perspective on PTSD

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A Lingering Shadow: From Battlefield Trauma and World War One to a Modern Perspective on PTSD

A Symposium and Exhibit Opening

Hosted by the

Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site

 

 

To commemorate the opening of the “North Carolina in the Great War” traveling exhibition at the Aycock Birthplace, please join us for a daylong symposium exploring the history of Battlefield Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on August 25th, 2018 from 9am until 4 pm. Our first speaker, Tim Reagin, a PhD candidate at UNC Greensboro, will guide you on a journey through the trenches and beyond during his discussion entitled “Shell Shock and War Neuroses: When Doughboys Returned from the Great War.” Our second speaker, Sheena M. Eagan, MPH PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies will explore and examine the cultural narratives used to explain war-related trauma disorders such as shell-shock and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Our third speaker, Ray Clark, is a Vietnam Veteran who has made it his mission to help other veterans through their struggle to overcome the long-term effects of combat. He will discuss his memoir entitled The Never-Ending War: The Unseen Scars of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Visitors will also be invited to view the “North Carolina in the Great War” traveling exhibition.

 

The event is free. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call (919) 242-5581 or emailaycock@ncdcr.gov for more information.

For registration visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-lingering-shadow-from-battlefield-trauma-in-world-war-i-to-a-modern-perspective-on-ptsd-tickets-48370597760

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