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Remote Relations: A (Very Brief) History of Teletherapy

Monday 29 November 2021, 5.15PM

Speaker(s): Hannah Zeavin (Berkeley)

This seminar will run as part of the ‘Doing History’ events series, led by AboutFace York.

The discipline of History has changed radically over recent decades, as insights from other fields and interdisciplinary approaches have become more mainstream. Core questions remain, especially in light of Black Lives Matter, and related political and social movements that show how important and influential representations of the past can be in the present.

AboutFace will hold a webinar featuring presentations on the broad question of ‘Doing History’, exploring methodological and epistemological questions about how we research, write and communicate History as an academic, societal and political endeavour.  This webinar has an interdisciplinary and international outlook.

The webinar will be held online via Zoom.

Hannah Zeavin, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the Departments of History and English at UC Berkeley, and is on the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Center for New Media. She is the author of The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (MIT Press, 2021), and at work on her second book, Mother’s Little Helpers: Technology in the American Family (MIT Press, 2023). Other work has appeared or is forthcoming from American Imago, Boston Review, Bomb! Magazine, Differences: A Journal of Cultural Feminist Studies, and beyond.

The webinar is open to all and free to attend, but please register to receive the Zoom link: register here

Location: Zoom

Admission: Free to attend, but booking is required