Psychoanalysis and History

Venue: See individual listings below. Some venues to be confirmed.

Time: Wednesdays 17.30

Conveners: Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths College), Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary, UL), Kate Hodgkin (UEL).

The relationship between psychoanalysis and history is longstanding, productive and controversial. This seminar series has a dual focus: on the impact of psychoanalytic ideas and practices on historical writing, and on the history of psychoanalysis as a body of theory, an international movement and a clinical tradition.

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
23 January
17:30
R. G. Collingwood and Margaret Lowenfeld: Toys, Magic and the Making of Interior Worlds
Rhodri Hayward (Queen Mary UL)
Room 320, Arts Two, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London E1 4NS

6 February
17:30
”Forebodings about fascism”: Marion Milner and Virginia Woolf
Helen Tyson (Sussex)
Room 320, Arts Two, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London E1 4NS

20 February
17:30
Class and Psychoanalysis: the ideas, practices and legacies of the Vienna and Berlin free clinics of the early 20th c
Joanna Ryan (psychoanalytic psychotherapist; Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis)
Room 320, Arts Two, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London E1 4NS

6 March
17:30
”The Call of the Mother”: Assassination and Psychoanalysis in Colonial India
Akshi Singh (Queen Mary UL)
Room 320, Arts Two, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, London E1 4NS

Summer Term 2019
DateSeminar details
15 May
18:00
Panel discussion of Josh Cohen, Not Working (2019)
Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths), Molly Macdonald (QMUL), Stephen Frosh (Birbeck), Barbara Taylor (QMUL)
Queen Mary University of London, Arts 2 building, room 3.20