St John’s College Research Centre: a Workshop on Psychoanalysis and Social Science
This is the third occasional workshop in the series and as previously there will be short presentations. These will cover both theory and practice of social enquiry across and beyond the traditional disciplinary domains, the range of methods that employ psychodynamic ideas and psychoanalytic theory, and the relation of method to the theory itself, including its clinical testing ground in the analytic session.


Louise Braddock (Associate member, Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford)
Remembering, repeating and getting stuck or, ‘How societies imagine’

Steven Groarke (British Psychoanalytical Society and Professor of Social Thought, Roehampton University)
Drifting back in time: a note on memory and the past in the analytic situation

David Kaposi Lecturer in Psychology and Psychotherapist (BPC), School of Psychology, The Open University
Saving a victim from himself – Dynamics of Presence and Absence in the Milgram experiments

Sarah Marks Lecturer in Modern History & UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Historical reflections on the intergenerational transmission of trauma

Keir Martin,Associate Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo and Psychotherapist
The Location of Dreams

David Russell, Associate Professor of English, University of Oxford
John Ruskin and the Dream of Painting

The workshop is open free of charge to members of the University and to mental health professionals but space is limited; if you wish to attend, please email to be added to the list.
Abstracts will be sent to registered attendees.
Date: 12 October 2019, 9:00 (Saturday, 0th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: St John's College, St Giles OX1 3JP
Venue Details: Research Centre, 45 St Giles'
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organisers: Louise Braddock, Paul Tod
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Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free to Members of the University and to mental health professionals
Audience: Public
Editor: Belinda Clark