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DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM IN DARKENING TIMES

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM  IN THE BRITISH PSYCHOANALYTICAL SOCIETY,

 112 A Shirland Road, London W9 2EQ, JULY 16th 2016

Speakers include:

JONATHAN SKLAR, (Training analyst, British Psychoanalytical Society) – Hate and Prejudice in Darkening Times

LENE AUESTAD, (PhD, prev., dep. of Philosophy, University of Oslo) – On Having a Voice: Survival and Dignity

MILENA STATEVA, (Senior Researcher/Consultant, Tavistock Institute) – Our prayer is our labour: On incubation of and innovation in reflective spaces

There is a limited number of places available – please inquire via e-mail: moc.liamgnull@scitilop.sisylanaohcysp about registering. The conference fee, which includes lunch, is £ 85 before June 15th 2016 and £ 95 after this date. Please note that the conference fee is non-refundable.

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PSYCHOANALYSIS, CULTURE & SOCIETY SPECIAL SECTION ON PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS

The new issue of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (no. 4 2015) contains a special section on the conference series Psychoanalysis and Politics with an introduction by Lene Auestad and with these three articles:

  • Lene Auestad: Basic trust and alienation, or “we have nothing to reproach ourselves with”
  • Amal Treacher Kabesh: Political upheaval in Egypt: Disavowing troubling states of mind
  • Jay Frankel: The traumatic basis for the resurgence of right-wing politics among working Americans
The short introduction to the special section provides an account of the aims and format of the conference series. These four articles are available for free. Link to the issue

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS SYMPOSIUM 2016

SOLIDARITY AND ALIENATION: SOCIAL STRUCTURES OF HOPE AND DESPAIR

The next Psychoanalysis and Politics symposium will take place in Vienna May 6th-8th 2016. The title is Solidarity and Alienation: Social Structures of Hope and Despair. A call for papers and more information is forthcoming Sept./Oct. 2015. The deadline for abstracts will be in November/early December. See also the guide for abstracts.

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MEMORY AND COUNTER-MEMORY:

70 YEARS SINCE THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ 

INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS, LONDON, SATURDAY OCTOBER 3rd 2015

A one-day Psychoanalysis and Politics symposium to commemorate 70 years of the liberation of Auschwitz and pose the question of what the Shoah means for us today.

PROGRAMME

9.30 DOORS OPEN

10.00-10.10 OPENING WORDS

10.10-11.00 EDIE FRIEDMAN – Why We Sometimes Fail to Live up to Our Tradition and Experience

11.10-12.00 IRENE BRUNA SEU – Bystanders to Human Rights Violations and Genocide: A Psychosocial Perspective

12.10-13.00 ZÖE WAXMAN – An Exceptional Genocide? Sexual Violence in the Holocaust

13.00-14.00 LUNCH

14.00-14.50 DAVID POLAK – Sleeping with the Door Open: The Unconscious Transmission of Intergenerational Trauma

15.00-15.50 SUE LIEBERMAN – How Do We Talk About It? The Legacy of Rupture

16.00-16.50 CALUM NEILL – Not to Naught: Paul Celan and the Necessary Failure of the Ever Coming Word

17.00-17.50 GABY GLASSMAN – Collective and Individual Memory of Trauma: Responses through the Generations

17.50-18.00 CLOSING WORDS

Tickets are available from Eventbrite; General admission £ 45. A small number of discounted tickets are available at £ 35 – please only use this option if you really need it. We thank you in advance for additional donations. Lunch is included. Please note that the fee is non-refundable. Link to register for the symposium

LINKING SPACE –
A PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday September 27th 2014

Marx House, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU, London

 Programme

10.00 – 10.30 Opening address and introduction round, LENE AUESTAD and JONATHAN DAVIDOFF

10.30 – 11.15 Emotions, Agency and Judgement by AMAL TREACHER KABESH

11.30 – 12.15 Commentary on Amal Treacher Kabesh’s presentation by LUCIA CORTI and JULIA BOROSSA

12.30 – 13.30 Open discussion

13.30 – 14.45 Lunch break

14.45 – 15.30 Understanding Online Interaction – Psychosocial Approaches to Digital Culture by STEFFEN KRÜGER

15.45 – 16.30 Commentary on Steffen Krüger’s presentation, commentator PETER REDMAN

16.45 – 17.45 Open discussion

17.45 – 18.15 Closing address and discussion, LENE AUESTAD and JONATHAN DAVIDOFF

Dinner and drinks in local venue

The objective of this event is to promote deeper engagement with ideas than that of conferences of traditional formats. Speakers will present their papers followed by commentators who will address, question and reflect upon the presentation. All participants will receive the papers three weeks in advance so as to enable everyone’s active participation and engagement.

To sign up, please complete the registration form and follow the instructions to pay a fee of £ 60 with dinner or £ 40 without dinner. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the event. Final deadline for registration: September 17th (the number of participants is limited to 40, thus we may close the registration earlier if it fills up before this date). For registration and other enquires please email: moc.liamgnull@pp.ecapsgniknil

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS SYMPOSIUM 2015

The next Psychoanalysis and Politics symposium will take place in Barcelona 20th-22nd of March 2015. Preliminary title: Migration, Exiles and Polyphonic Spaces.

A call for papers and more information is forthcoming Sept./Oct. 2014. We would like to thank the Spanish Psychoanalytical Society.

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PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS SEMINAR WITH BOOK LAUNCH

There will be a seminar with a launch for the book Lene Auestad ed.  Nationalism and the Body Politic: Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Ethnocentrism and Xenophobia, NILGA series, Karnac 2014, and the book Psychoanalysis and Politics: Exclusion and the Politics of Representation, Karnac 2012, at The Freud Museum, London,
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Wednesday January 15th 6.45-9.00 pm.

Please arrive at 6.45 pm.
7.00-8.00 A seminar with short talks by Lene Auestad, Earl Hopper, Julia Borossa, Margarita Palacios, Jonathan Davidoff. Chair: Peter Redman.
8.00-9.00 Champagne and nibbles to celebrate the publications.
You will be able to buy the books at a discounted rate.  The event is free; RSVP to moc.liamgnull@hcnualkooblopasp  by January 10th 2014. All welcome!

 

PSYCHOANALYSIS AND POLITICS SYMPOSIUM 2014

The next Psychoanalysis and Politics symposium will be held in Budapest 9th, 10th and 11th of May 2014. See call for papers.