Passés Futurs - Revue - Number 1
Uncontrolled Past

The concept of historical trauma is front-pages news. It feeds political debates, permeates literary texts or works of art. This concept is being increasingly used by social sciences: journals, symposiums, monographs and even academic departments are indeed dedicated to trauma. The articles presented here explore the conceptual richness of the notion as well as those of the terms that are strictly linked to it (such as mourning, resiliency, latency) and question their pertinence concerning the interpretation of the past.