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The prevailing concern with space in the current humanities is indissociable from a distrust of history. Whereas the idea of history was projected by the Enlightenment thinkers and reinforced alleged “temporalization of space,” a longing for shelters from the vagaries of everyday life, that is alleged “spatialization of time,” is predominant in our times. Present spaces are, however, not confined to the boundaries of nation-state, but splitted and porous in the sense of “space of flows.” Beginning with an anthropological account of “spatiality” of human existence, this paper deals with diverse socio-cultural theories of time and space, and confirms that spaces are not something like an inert container for objective historical process, but shape, and are shaped by, power, economy, culture, and society. Space is unequivocally a relational term. This paper focuses on the modern metropolises which are exposed to constant shock and thereby engender the alienation of human being from one’s own places and in the event created a novel mode of experiences of time and space, that is “trauma.” This phenomenon is relevant not only to the western metropolises, but to a larger extent to the “postcolonial cities” in terms of alleged “historical trauma.” This paper defines indiscriminately all of these cities as “traumatic spaces” and confirms that our disciplinary history may contribute to a critical assessment of as well as a practical commitment to that spaces. It is the so-called “historical sublime” to transfer such a new conception of temporal and spatial dimensions of history to a methodological principle. As a novel methodology for cultural history which tends to pay attention to the cultural formations representing temporal and spatial dimensions of history, the “historical sublime” is meant to accomplish alleged “spatial turn” of history by means of it’s peculiar conceptual turnover and thereby to envisage alternative spaces.