Free BPS History of Psychology Centre seminar in London

A free BPS public seminar discussing the influence of Freud's published work called 'A Demonological Neurosis in the 17th Century' will be held on Monday (7 March 2016) in London from 6 - 7:30pm.

The seminar is the fifth in a series of seminars called the History of the Psychological Disciplines. The series is hosted by the BPS History of Psychology Centre in conjunction with University College London.

Titled ‘A demonological neurosis’? Psychiatry, psychoanalysis and demonic possession in Freud’s analysis of Haizmann' the seminar will discuss Freud's psychoanalysis of the Bavarian painter Johann Christoph Haizmann and his use of retrospective medicine to explain the painter’s demonic possession as a consequence of his relationship to his father.

During the presentation the speaker Dr David Lederer (Maynooth University, Ireland/Queen Mary University of London) will discuss the influence of demonology on Freud's profession revealing certain continuities which consequently call the value of retrospective medicine into question and raise interesting questions about the historical development of the modern psychiatric profession.

Registration is not required and for more information please contact Sonu Shamdasani at UCL. The seminar takes place at  the Arts and Humanities Common Room (G24), Foster Court, Malet Place, University College London from 6-7:30pm on Monday 7 March.

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