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Psyche, Power, and Society

The 2nd International Conference of the International Association of Jungian Studies

Cardiff School of Social Sciences, 9 - 12 July 2009

Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff


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** Deadline for Conference Registration is Friday 26 June 2009**

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**Timetable and abstracts now in Related Resources Section**


Aims of the Conference

The conference will focus on an important area of Jungian scholarship, the social sciences. The conference will explore points of communality and difference between Jungian studies and the social sciences. The Conference Committee is particularly interested in receiving papers that engage critically with Jungian or post-Jungian ideas that are typically investigated by the social sciences and its cognate disciplines. While Jungian insights can shed new and different light on topics of social and societal relevance the Jungian tradition can also benefit from the points of view offered by the social sciences and related practices.

Registration and other details will be announced here and also on the IAJS website

About the IAJS

The IAJS exists to promote and develop Jungian and post-Jungian studies and scholarship on an international basis. It is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to the exploration and exchange of views about all aspects of the broader cultural legacy of Jung's work and the history of analytical psychology. The IAJS aims to aid the understanding of contemporary cultural trends and the history of psychological and cultural tendencies.

To find out more (and how to join), visit:

Confirmed Speakers

John Beebe, Amanda Dowd, Don Fredericksen, Shoji Muramoto, Susan Rowland, Andrew Samuels, Robert Segal

Call for Papers

To be submitted by November 30, 2008

We invite contributions that consider the interplay between individual and group processes with particular attention to meeting points between Jungian and non-Jungian thinking. As well as concerns that are specific to Jungian studies, such as Jung in the academy and Jung and science, relevant themes include: power in organisations; globalisation and national identities; gender and sexuality; ethnicity; disability; discourses of health and  illness; employment; cultural practices (literary, filmic, visual,  musical, etc.); and religion in social and cultural settings. We also welcome reports of practical applications of Jungian concepts in education, business studies, and community contexts.

Please send a title and abstract of no more than 200 words to, including also full name, title, and contact details; institutional of professional body affiliation; and a selected bibliography (up to three publications). The conference’s language is English.

More details are available at: or from the related resources.

For informal inquiries, please contact Raya Jones    

The Conference Committee

Dr. Raya Jones, (Chair), UK
Prof. Don Fredericksen (Chair of the IAJS), USA
Dr. Leslie Gardner, UK
Dr. Luke Hockley, UK
Sue Congram, UK
Stephani Stephens, USA


Please note: Many hotels might be full because of a major sporting event in Cardiff during the conference period.
We strongly advise you to contact hotels or book accommodation at the student residence halls as early as possible.