Edward Said Lecture “Radiance in Pain and Resilience: The Global Reverberation of Palestinian Historical Trauma” by Dr Samah Jabr

What is the role of cultural identity in preserving wellbeing and navigating the wounds of history? This lecture explores the profound historical trauma ingrained in the Palestinian experience and its global repercussions. Grounded in the wisdom of Edward Said, the lecture delves into the psychological dimensions of displacement, dispossession, and cultural distortion. It analyzes the lasting impact of trauma on representation and psychical wellbeing, especially in the face of the continuous distressing military attacks on Gaza. The discussion highlights how Edward Said’s vision of intellectual responsibility offers a framework for psychological resilience and representation in the face of historical trauma. See link to lecture here: