History seminars at the IHR

Psychoanalysis and History

Convenors: Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths College): S.Alexander@gold.ac.uk, Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary, UL): barbgold@blueyonder.co.uk, Kate Hodgkin (UEL): k.hodgkin@uel.ac.uk

Venue:  As announced in the programme below

Time: Wednesday, 5.30pm

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
26 November Sites of the Unconscious. Towards a Historical Anthropology of the Psy Sciences

Andreas Mayer (Centre A. Koyré, CNRS/EHESS, Paris)


Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
28 January Sex, Psychopathy and War: Psychoanalysis and Mid-twentieth Century Ideas about 'Personality Disorder'

David Jones (University of East London)


11 February Refusing the Unconscious? Second Wave Feminism and Psychoanalysis

Elsa Richardson (Queen Mary UL)


11 March Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein and the shape of postwar British psychoanalysis

Lesley Caldwell (UCL and Winnicott Trust)


25 March Autobiography and its Other Scene: some notes on psychoanalysis, life history and the hidden curriculum vitae

Phil Cohen (independent scholar)


Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
13 May Roundtable on Josh Cohen's

The Private Life: Why we Remain in the Dark (2013)

Speakers: Rachel Bowlby (UCL and Princeton), Howard Caygill (Kingston), Barbara Taylor (QMUL), Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths)

Please note:  this session begins at 18:00 and takes place at the Freud Museum, Maresfield Gardens, London NW3


27 May Curing sexual deviance: psychotherapy and the pathological criminal

Janet Weston (Birkbeck College UL)