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Whose History?

march, 2017

21mar8:15 pm10:00 pmWhose History?Philip Kuhn and Gottfried M. Heuer in Conversation

Event Details

Philip Kuhn, who is currently writing a biography of Ernest Jones’s early medical career (1900-1918), will take, as the starting point for this presentation, his recently published book Psychoanalysis in Britain 1893-1913, histories and historiography (Lexington Books 2017). Gottfried Heuer will then briefly introduce his recently published study of the psychoanalyst/anarchist Otto Gross, Freud’s ‘Outstanding’ Colleague/Jung’s ‘Twin Brother’. The Suppressed Psychoanalytical and Political Significance of Otto Gross (Routledge 2017) whereupon the authors will then discuss some of those pressing contemporaneous issues raised by their respective revisionist histories. Copies of both books will be available at discounted prices.

Philip Kuhn, working as an independent scholar, has published a number of papers on Ernest Jones, including an important study of Jones’s 1906 trial for indecently assaulting two ‘mentally defective’ girls whilst he was working as an LCC schools’ medical inspector. Three recent papers were published, in quick succession, by the late John Forrester, in Psychoanalysis and History. The third being a companion piece to the 1906 trial, offers a detailed reassessment of Jones’s enforced resignation, in late March 1908, from the West End (Children’s) Hospital for Nervous Diseases. Kuhn, who has published a number of book length poems through Shearsman Books and itinerant press has also collaborated with Ruth von Zimmermann in the translation, from the German, of Gertrud Kolmar’s Welten / Worlds.

Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer, Jungian Training–analyst and –supervisor, Neo-Reichian bodypsychotherapist, clinical practice for some 40 years in West-London; independent scholar: some 70 published papers in the major analytic journals. His books include 10 congress– and symposium–proceedings (2000 – 2014) for the International Otto Gross Society, which he co-founded; Sacral Revolutions. (Routledge 2010); and Sexual Revolutions (Routledge 2011). He is also a graphic artist, photographer, sculptor (one-man and group-shows in the UK and elsewhere), and a published poet.


20:15 on tuesday, 21st march 2017 - 22:00 on tuesday, 21st march 2017


AJA Flat

7 Eton Avenue London NW3 3EL


Dr. Gottfried M. Heuer & Amanda Hon