Knowing and Not Knowing - Forms of Traumatic Memory. Seminar with Dr. Dori Laub
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00am

Join The Portland Center for Public Humanities for a seminar with Dori Laub.

Knowing and Not Knowing - Forms  of Traumatic Memory

Friday, May 10th, 10am
Neuberger Hall 407 | 724 SW Harrison (Click here for information about accessing PSU and visitor parking options)

Free and open to the public.

Join Professor Laub for a discussion of two articles:

- Laub, D. & Auerhahn, N. (1993). Knowing and Not Knowing - Forms of Traumatic Memory. Int J. Psycho Anal., 74, 287-302
 - Laub, D. (2005) From Speechless to Narrative: The Cases of Holocaust Historians and of Psychiatrically Hospitalized Survivors. Literature and Medicine 24, 2, 253-265

The seminar will address the various forms in which traumatic memories manifest in survivors with and without a psychiatric history. To get copies of the articles, click on the links above or contact us at

Dr. Dori Laub, himself a child survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, is a practicing psychoanalyst, working primarily with victims of trauma and their children. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and co-founder of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. He is the author of many articles on psychic trauma and co-author, with Shoshana Felman, of Testimony - Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis, and History.


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You might also be interested in the lecture "Reestablishing the Internal 'Thou' in Testimony of Trauma" by Dori Laub on 5/9 at 7pm.

This event is free and open to the public. It is part of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Co-sponsored by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center.

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Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible.