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International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

Heritage of a Psychoanalytic Mind

May 7-10, 2015 Toronto, Canada

The following themes will be discussed at the 2015 International Sándor Ferenczi Conference:

• Mind and Body

• Trauma and Psychoanalytic Process

• Trauma and Society

Sándor Ferenczi was one of the most innovative thinkers on the early psychoanalytic scene. Much of his work revolved around the question of trauma and its treatment. He also pioneered the investigation of the early mother-infant relationship, the rôle of the environment in personality development, and the reciprocal influences at play in the mind-body relationship. In his clinical studies, he was entirely original in his focus on the transference/countertransference dynamic in the psychoanalytic process. Ferenczi’s ideas also shed a new light on the child’s early sensitivity to the messages embedded in the broader cultural and socio-political context.

Through the legacy of Ferenczi’s extraordinary psychoanalytic mind, we have inherited a unique way of thinking about the psychoanalytic process that continues to be an inspiration for clinicians, mental health researchers, and the wider community of the humanities and social sciences.

This Conference will provide time and space for all to present and discuss difficult clinical experiences and challenging thoughts in their related fields of endeavour. Working together, we may be able to open new windows to psychoanalytic theory and practice as we seek clearer and deeper understandings of the psyche in its complex relationship with our contemporary world.

Academic, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Physician Assistant Education Association 2014 Annual Education Forum
United States

Physician Assistant Education Association 2014 Annual Education Forum

October 15-19, 2014 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Allied Health Professional, Educator, Physician Assistant
Psychonomic Society 55th Annual Meeting
United States

Psychonomic Society 55th Annual Meeting

November 20-23, 2014 Long Beach, California

The 2014 meeting of the Psychonomic Society will be held in Long Beach, California, USA.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Neuropsychologist, Psychologist
Perchance to Dream: Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature
United Kingdom

Perchance to Dream: Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

7th May 2014 University of Bristol, United Kingdom

“Perchance To Dream”: Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature is a postgraduate half-day conference which will be hosted on the 7th May 2014 by the Department of English at the University of Bristol.

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegans Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious biological necessity.

Graduate Student
7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference

7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference

5, 6 and 7 February 2015 Leuven, Belgium

The idea of the Deaf Academics conferences arose from the Amsterdam Manifesto created by some 35 individuals outside of the TISLR conference on July 26, 2000.

The aim of the Deaf Academics conferences is for Deaf academics and researchers:

to present and share our research findings;

gain a better understanding of the issues that we face in the academic environment;

feel empowered to carry on with our work;

maintain a (support) network.

The Deaf Academics conferences are held in International Sign only to provide direct access to academic discourse instead of through sign language interpreters. 

In 2015, the conference theme will be “Deaf Ethnographies and Politics”.

In Leuven we will  organize:

lectures linked to the conference theme;

workshops focusing on specific issues linked to Deaf academics’ practices, experiences and research methods;

seminars on publishing and applying for grants.

Academic, Deaf/Hearing-Impaired Person, Educator, Social Scientist
9th Deaf History International Conference
United Kingdom

9th Deaf History International Conference

July 14-18, 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 9th Deaf History International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 July 2015.


The Conference theme is Deaf Sporting Heritage.  Over the years, deaf people cherished through sports from grass-roots to elite levels.  The Conference gives everyone the opportunity to have an insight of how important and influential sports have been for deaf people.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
ALTERITY 2014 - Representing Alterity in Society in Crisis: the Construction and Representation of the Other in Society and in Texts

ALTERITY 2014 - Representing Alterity in Society in Crisis: the Construction and Representation of the Other in Society and in Texts

28th July – 31st July, 2014 University of Genoa, Italy

Despite claims of progress being made in the removal of barriers to equal opportunity, the facts often belie the situation, since the creation and maintenance of Alterity continues to represent a mode of subjugation and/or an instrument employed to keep social groups divided and so create or maintain inequality among them.

Indeed, in the world we live in boundaries are always in a state of flux, "responding" to (reacting to and shaping) socio-economic and historical forces and adapting to meet new "needs". In this light, the Other has been variously identified in terms of class, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, depending on time and place, and Otherness has certainly not been overcome as a means of division. What should not be forgotten is that the opposition to the Other has always represented an efficacious tool to divide and rule, as the racist discourses on class, ethnicity, gender, age or religion bring out forcefully, and Otherness continues to be exploited to political, economic and social ends, a phenomenon whose importance increases in most societies, where the divide between rich and poor is growing continually, where the earth’s resources are continually wasted, and exploited to the benefit of the richer parts of the globe.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
New Measures of Age and Ageing

New Measures of Age and Ageing

International Conference

Vienna, Austria, 3-5 Dec 2014

In Europe and other developed regions of the world, life expectancy has increased significantly in recent decades and continues to increase. As people live longer, they also stay healthier for longer. But most studies of population ageing focus on only one characteristic of people: their chronological age. The implicit assumption is that other characteristics relevant to population ageing do not change over time and place. But clearly, they do. 65-year-olds today generally have higher remaining life expectancies and are healthier than their counterparts in previous generations—which is reflected, in many countries, in rising ages of eligibility for public pensions. Many important characteristics of people vary with age, but age-specific characteristics also vary over time and differ from place to place. Focusing on only one aspect of the changes entailed in population ageing but not on all the others provides a limited picture of the process, one that is often not appropriate for either scientific study or policy analysis.

The conference will be devoted to new ways of measuring ageing that more accurately represent the real world. These new metrics for population ageing will include factors such as life expectancy, health, disability, cognition and the ability to work—measures that explain how people live and what they need, not just the number of years they have lived. The economic implications of these new measures of age will be also discussed.

Topics of interest include the following:

Life-table-based measures

Measures based on subjective life expectancy and survival probabilities

Measures based on self-reported physical conditions

Measures based on biomarkers

Measures based on cognitive functioning

Economic implications of the new measures

Country case studies

The conference will be co-ordinated by Sergei Scherbov and Warren Sanderson. After scientific review, selected conference contributions will be published in the thematic issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2016. The Yearbook is widely circulated in hard copy and freely available on the web ( This rather young journal already has a high impact factor.

Academic, Biostatistician, Geriatrician, Gerontologist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
The Anatomy of Un/Reason: The Birth of Mental Illness and its Fate in Postmodern Culture

The Anatomy of Un/Reason: The Birth of Mental Illness and its Fate in Postmodern Culture

October 10-11, 2014 Kraków, Poland

We wish to invite you to attend the International Interdisciplinary Symposium The Anatomy of Un/Reason : The Birth of Mental Illness and its Fate in Postmodern Culture, during which we would like to discuss the aforementioned topics. Our aim is to exchange thoughts on the phenomenon of madness in modern and postmodern times. The Symposium is planned as an interdisciplinary project; one which shall outline the contexts as widely as possible. Hence, next to representatives of literary and cultural studies, we would like to invite scholars of various other backgrounds as well, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and religious studies. We intend to look into different texts of culture which make mental illness their subject, and to analyse the works of authors afflicted with particular mental disorders.

Academic, Clinical Psychologist, Historian, Physician, Physician Researcher, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Scientist
Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine
United States

Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine

October 3-4, 2014 Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland

The Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine (JASMed) is an annual gathering of early career historians of medicine and public health, coordinated by graduate students.

Founded in 2002 by Prof. Harry Marks with students from Hopkins, Yale and Harvard, the first JASMed conference was held at Hopkins in 2003. Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Rutgers and Columbia also have hosted JASMed conferences over the past twelve years. Our mission is to foster a collegial intellectual community and to provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research among peers.

This year's conference is being coordinated by graduate students in the Johns Hopkins History of Medicine Department. We welcome all participants and hope to expand our conversations to include participants from more institutions and different disciplinary backgrounds!

If you have any questions please contact this year's Chair, Kirsten Moore, via the conference email:

Graduate Student, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, New Investigator, New Researcher, Young Investigator, Young Scientist