Film Viewing: Psychological Trauma & WWI

For any of AHP‘s readers who will be in London on March 9th, the Imperial War Museum London is hosting a film screening Psychological and Physical Trauma in the First World War: Exploring the History of Healthcare through Films. The screening will be accompanied by two talks on psychological trauma of soldiers in WWI. Open to the public, the event will take place from 3:30 to 5:45 in the IWM Cinema. As described on the Imperial War Museum London website,

The first of a planned series of introduced screenings on the subject of military healthcare, organised with The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London. The first programme will explore the connections between film and healthcare during the First World War. Admission is free.

Professor Edgar Jones, Professor of the History of Medicine and Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London: ‘War Neuroses’, Arthur Hurst’s pioneering film about the treatment of shell shock in the First World War’

Professor Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History, The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester: ‘”Plucky Nurses”: First World War nurses and the containment of trauma’

Full details of the film viewing can be found here.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young recently completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Surrey in the UK. She earned her doctorate in the History and Theory of Psychology at York University in 2014.