A special free-access issue of History Workshop Journal brings together seventeen articles, spanning almost forty years, addressing the use of psychoanalysis as historical explanation.
Catherine Hall and Daniel Pick reflect on the power of denial, the danger of myopia, and the ways denial holds people together, shaping collective and national memories.
Ideas of the unconscious, repression, regression and the ego are the very ones we need to understand the challenges we face today.
‘What is the History of Sexuality?’ at Birkbeck brought together doctoral students from across the world, and was an opportunity for their innovative research to be critiqued and developed through discussion with scholars in the field.
A report by Susie Christensen from ‘Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism’ held on 21st-22nd September 2012 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.