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2015 seminars and abstracts

History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

All seminars except one were held at UCL Arts and Humanities Common Room (G24), Foster Court, Malet Place, London WC1. The October seminar was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Gower Street, London W1.

Monday 9 February
Professor Ivan Crozier (University of Sydney), Culture-Bound Syndromes as Theory-Bound Objects: koro, boundary working, and transcultural psychiatry (abstract)

Monday 23 February
Sarah Marks (UCL), Communist Psychiatries? Neurasthenia and Modernization in East Germany and Czechoslovakia (abstract

Monday 2 March 
Dr Beverley Butler (UCL), From Heritage Syndromes to Refugee Syndromes (abstract)

Monday 20 April 
Dr Eric Engstrom (Humboldt University of Berlin), Pastoral Psychiatry and Irrenseelsorge: Religious Aspects of the Anti-psychiatry Debates in Imperial Germany (abstract

Tuesday 16 June 2015 
Professor Mark Micale (University of Illinois), Toward a Global History of Trauma (abstract

Monday 13 July 2015 
Professor Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen), The Course of Modern Psychoanalysing About Myth (abstract)

Monday 28 September 2015
Dr Gaia Domenici (UCL), 'Crush the head of the serpent and it will bite you in the heel': Jung's understanding of Nietzsche's Zarathustra in light of his own Liber Novus (abstract)

Thursday 29 October 2015
Dr Matthew Smith (University of Strathclyde), 'Getting on in Gotham:Preventing mental illness in New York City, 1945-1980' (abstract)