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Psychoanalysts and their national identity

May 24 – 26. 2024 at the EPF in Brussels


On the occasion of the discussion of the question of the meaning of national identities, which is currently arising in connection with the Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine, the German-Eastern European working group of the DPV invites you to a conference on the topic: Psychoanalysts and their National Identity. The inclusion of historical background is important to us.


Preliminary Program:

Friday evening, May 24:  Film screening followed by a discussion

Saturday, May 25: 2 Key lectures with plenty of time for discussion and conversation


Tanja Penter (Historian, Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Heidelberg) with the title: Historical Controversies and Memory Conflicts: Central Points of National Identity in Ukraine and Russia.

Ludger M. Hermanns (Psychoanalyst in Berlin and Honorary Archivist of the DPV) with the title: The Project of a so-called German psychoanalysis: The Failure of a Nationalistic Version of Psychoanalysis in Nazi Germany.

Sunday morning, May 26: Clinical Work with Case Presentation by Svetlana Abramova (Psychoanalyst IPA, Slovakia)

The congress language will mostly be English.

A certain contingent of rooms will be provided at the nearby Best Western Hotel.

We are looking forward to your participation. An invitation will follow in fall 2023.


Ilia Borovikov, Christa Hack, and Andrea Schlanstein

(for the working group)

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