Wednesday evenings 5.30pm

Room G21A (ground floor, Senate House), Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1

Oct 17 Kath Holden (University of the West of England),

‘The long hand of the nanny’: John and Ursula Bowlby and child care in early and mid twentieth century Britain.

Nov 14 Jean Radford (Independent Scholar)

‘”Beyond Nirvana”: Barbara Low, a forgotten pioneer’

Dec 12 Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary UL)

‘Fantasy, History, Politics: the Familial Logics of Personal Memory’

Jan 23 Chris Waters (Williams College)

‘Edward Glover and the Politics of Homosexual Law Reform’,

Feb 6 Juliet Mitchell  (University of Cambridge)

‘”In my heart there was a kind of fighting” (Hamlet): War and Siblings’

Mar 6 Angela Davis (Warwick)

‘Gradual Separations and Substitute Mothers: The Influence of Anna Freud’s Hampstead War Nurseries on Post-War British Childcare Provision and Practice’

March 20 Anne Karpf (London Metropolitan University)

‘Constructing and addressing “the Ordinary Devoted Mother”: Winnicott’s BBC broadcasts, 1943-62’


Psychoanalysis and History: Launch of Sally Alexander and Barbara Taylor (eds), History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis and the Past (Palgrave, December 2012)

Roundtable with: John Forrester (Cambridge), Luisa Passerini (Columbia), Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary UL), Lyndal Roper (Oxford).

May 22 Felicity Callard (Durham), Constantina Papoulias (Institute of Psychiatry)

‘The emergence of neuro-psychoanalysis: transdisciplinarity and the travails of the Freudian drive’

Seminar Convenors

Sally Alexander (Goldsmiths University of London)

Kate Hodgkin (University of East London)

Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary, University of London)


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