Our research fellow Raluca will be talking at this day long event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Balint Society.
The event will be at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE on Friday, 17 May.
The day will include the 23rd Michael Balint Memorial Lecture, speaker Peter Toon.
For more info and to book tickets, visit the Balint Society website.
Part One: Trauma and the Confusion of Tongues
2 June 2019
Part Two: The Psychic Life of Fragments. On Psychic Splitting
7 July 2019
Our research fellow Raluca will be running these two one-day courses on the work of Ferenczi at the Freud Museum in London at the start of the summer.
For more information, visit the Freud Museum page for Trauma and the Confusion of Tongues or The Psychic Life of Fragments.
To book for the courses, click on the images below.
Committed to the End: On Care Work and Rereading
Professor Elizabeth Freeman (University of California, Davis)
B01 Clore Management Centre
18.00 – 20.00
Friday, 24 May 2019
Professor Elizabeth Freeman – a leading queer theorist and author of Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories – will be giving a lecture on the intersections between the spatiotemporalities of domestic fiction, re-reading and care taking at Birkbeck on 24 May, 2019.
The is a free event but booking is required via the Eventbrite page. Tickets are limited so sign up quickly.
For full details please visit the Birkbeck website.
The Psychosocial – Reflections and Developments
The Association of Psychosocial Studies ‘Reading’ Conference
Birkbeck, University of London
16 – 17 May, 2019
The Waiting Times team will be contributing to this two-day conference exploring the development of the psychosocial field of studies.
The conference will have reading sessions in the morning, with groups of no more than 20 participants. In the afternoon, delegates will come together in larger groups for discussion workshops.
For full details of the programme for the two days, including a complete list of the reading sessions, and to book tickets, please visit the conference Eventbrite page.
We’ll be taking part in the afternoon workshops on 17 May. Hope to see you there.
Our PI Lisa Baraitser is presenting at this international conference at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht on 7 May, 2019.
The conference – the third organised by the Concerning Maternity network – explores the lived experience of pregnant and maternal subjectivity. It will bring together writers, mothers, midwives, and academics in midwifery theory, philosophy, care-ethics, and psychosocial theory.
For more information on speakers and booking fees, please visit the conference webpage.
Registration closes 1 May 2019.
Our research fellow Raluca Soreanu is giving a plenary talk at the 11th Meeting of the International Society of Psychoanalysis and Philosophy.
Raluca will be talking on ‘Truth, Utopia and the Figure of the Child: A Ferenczian View.’ The meeting will be in Stockholm from 2-4 May, 2019.
For more information, visit the ISPP website.
Our PI Lisa Baraitser is contributing to this three-day Berlin event as part of the Technosphere research project exploring the dilemma of global technology and identity.
The event is taking place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. For more info visit the Life Forms website.
Begin your Allhallowtide celebrations by getting along to Lisa Baraitser’s talk on Waiting and Care in Rushed Times at University Square, Stratford Campus, 1.18-1.19 on 31 October, 6pm – 7.30pm.
Waiting is one of healthcare’s core experiences. It is there in the time it takes to access services; through the days, weeks, months or years needed for diagnoses; in the time that treatment takes; and in the elongated time-frames of recovery, relapse, remission and dying. Drawing on research generated by the Wellcome Trust funded project, Waiting Times, this talk will open up what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations and histories of delayed and impeded time.
In an era in which time is lived at increasingly different and complex tempos this talk addresses both the difficulties and importance of waiting for practices of care. The main point of the talk is to raise the question ‘can the offer of waiting be a form of care?’ and it aims to challenge assumptions about the value of waiting, counteracting the current political use of ‘waiting times’ as a tool for dismantling the NHS.
It’s part of the Birkbeck Big Ideas series of talks and you can find more information and book a free place here.