Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement Project: 2nd Global Meeting, Mansfield College, Oxford,
July 11th – 13th 2015
Couse, C. "Sick Negotiating Body Trauma through Visual Art Practice."
The meeting seeks to examine, assess and explore the multiple uses and contexts in which testimony finds a voice. It takes for its theme Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Why testimony? How is it defined? How is testimony used in contexts such as legal, restorative, pedagogical, artistic, clinical, to name a few? Why does it continue to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and does it, or does it not, differ from earlier modes, times, cultures?