Archives, histories and the story of psychology

Tears and psychology in the 20th century are one of the subjects under discussion this afternoon (Tuesday 16 October) at a free public symposium organised by our History of Psychology Centre. Stories of Psychology: Archives, Histories and What They Tell Us is taking place at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in the Euston Road, London NW1.

The symposium is convened by Dr Alan Collins from Lancaster University and Dr Rhodri Hayward from Queen Mary, University of London, and four senior academics are taking part:

  • Dr Geoff Bunn (Manchester Metropolitan University) – The secret history of the love detector
  • Professor Elizabeth Valentine (Royal Holloway, University of London) – “A brilliant and many-sided personality”: Jessie Murray, founder of the Medico-Psychological Clinic
  • Dr Thomas Dixon (Queen Mary, University of London) – The logic of the moist eye: Tears and psychology in the 20th century
  • Dr Peter Lamont (University of Edinburgh) – Extraordinary phenomena, and what we have made of them

This symposium is now fully booked, but you can follow proceedings on Twitter – look for the hashtag #HoPC.

Read more about the work and resources of our History of Psychology Centre.