Children in Troubled Worlds Conference 2009 – programme page

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EVENT DATE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
St Antony’s College, Oxford

Children in Troubled Worlds Conference 2008

‘between the words’

The eighth Children in Troubled Worlds’ conference was a unique experience. Two Oxford based poets, Tom Paulin and Bernard O’Donoghue offered a poetry masterclass,exploring the evocation of meaning in and between words in poetry.

Pamela Sorensen presented a paper on exploring aspects of learning from Dr Meltzer in person and in his writing with reference to the film The Story of the Weeping Camel.  Attendees were encouraged to view this film before the conference. Additional speakers included Meg Harris Williams, writer, artist, and psychoanalytic thinker, Rosemary Duffy and Gerry Byrne.

Conference chair: Margaret Rustin.

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Tom Paulin
/ Bernard O’Donoghue

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Programme:

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Welcome by Kate Carling and Margaret Rustin
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Gerry Byrne – Brief paper ‘lost and found in translation
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Meg Harris Williams – ‘The growing germ of thought: the influence on Bion of the Romantic poets’
(podcast here)

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Poetry Master-class: - Tom Paulin, Bernard O’Donoghue and Meg Harris Williams
(podcast here)

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Rosemary Duffy ‘The  Profane and the Poetic’
(podcast unavailable as it contains clinical material)

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Pamela Sorensen – ‘You had to be there – finding Meltzer on the page’
(podcast here)

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Plenary
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Closing words by Ellie Roberts
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Gerry Byrne – Brief paper ‘Lost and Found in Translation’

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Gerry Byrne works in the NHS as a Consultant Nurse and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and has a small private practice. He is an honorary principal lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and a tutor on the Psychoanalytic Infant Observation Course in Oxford. Alongside psychoanalysis and attachment, his interests include Irish language, literature and music and children’s literature.

Publications:
The Evocation of Mystery in the Art of Anthony Browne – in Plastow, J. (Ed.) 
The Story and the Self: Psychoanalysis & Children’s Literature. Byrne, G (2008).

Child Psychotherapy – in Stein, S. Stein J. and Haigh, R. (Eds) -
Essentials of Psychotherapy. Byrne, G. (1999)

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Meg Harris Williams – The Growing Germ of Thought: The Influence on Bion of the Romantic Poets

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speaker_MegHarrisWilliamsMeg Harris Williams is a writer and artist with a lifelong psychoanalytic education; her mother was Martha Harris of the Tavistock Centre, and her stepfather Donald Meltzer. She read English at Cambridge and Oxford and her first book to marry poetic and psychoanalytic epistemologies was Inspiration in Milton and Keats (1981). Since then she has continued to write on the poetic origins of psychoanalytic thinking and the aesthetic implications for psychoanalysis, in many books and articles including A Strange Way of Killing (1987), The Apprehension of Beauty (1988), The Chamber of Maiden Thought (1992), The Vale of Soulmaking: the post Kleinian model of the mind (2005). Her most recent books are The Aesthetic Development: the poetic spirit of psychoanalysis and Bion’s Dream (forthcoming Karnac 2009). She is editor of The Harris Meltzer Trust. Website: www.artlit.info

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Poetry Master Class – Children In Troubled Worlds

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Poetry Master-class:

speaker_tompaulinTom Paulin was born in Leeds, raised in Belfast, educated at the universities of Hull and Oxford, Tom has published 8 collections of poetry, as well as Selected Poems 1972-1990, two major anthologies, two versions of Greek drama, and several critical works, including The Day-Star of Liberty: William Hazlitt’s Radical Style and most recently, Crusoe’s Secret: The Aesthetics of Dissent. His most recent collection of poems is The Road to Inver (2004). Well known for his appearances on the BBC’s Newsnight Review, he is also the G. M. Young Lecturer in English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford.

speaker_bernardodonoghueBernard O’Donoghue was born in Co. Cork, Ireland, he is a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, where he teaches Medieval English. He has published 4 collections of poetry; The Weakness (1991), Gunpowder, winner of the 1995 Whitbread Award for Poetry, Here Nor There (1999) and Outliving (2003).



speaker_MegHarrisWilliamsMeg Harris Williams is a writer and artist with a lifelong psychoanalytic education. She read English at Cambridge and Oxford and her first book to marry poetic and psychoanalytic epistemologies was Inspiration in Milton and Keats (1981). Since then she has continued to write on the poetic origins of psychoanalytic thinking and the aesthetic implications for psychoanalysis, in many books and articles including A Strange Way of Killing (1987), The Apprehension of Beauty (1988), The Chamber of Maiden Thought (1992), The Vale of Soulmaking: the post Kleinian model of the mind (2005). Her most recent books are The Aesthetic Development: the poetic spirit of psychoanalysis and Bion’s Dream (forthcoming Karnac 2009). She is editor of The Harris Meltzer Trust

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Richard Overy – The German Pre-War Concentration Camps: Context and Explanation

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Before the Holocaust: Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany 1933-1939
Birkbeck College – School of History, Classics and Archaeology in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London

25 September 2009, German Historical Institute London

At this conference at the German Historical Institute participants of the major AHRC project ‘Before the Holocaust: Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany 1933-1939’ will present some results of their research and discuss them with some leading scholars. Papers will focus on the development of the concentration camp system, the changing function of the camps within the Nazi dictatorship, the experience of different inmate groups, Camp SS personnel and the relationship between the camps and the German population. This research hopes to shed new light on the intricate relationship between terror, state and society in the Third Reich. It also seeks to uncover the foundations of the wartime concentration camps – sites of slave labour and mass extermination.

Keynote lecture:

Professor Richard Overy (Exeter)
The German Pre-War Concentration Camps: Context and Explanation

speaker_richardoveryRichard Overy was educated at Caius College, Cambridge. He taught at Cambridge from 1972 to 1979 at Queens’ College and from 1976-79 as a University Assistant Lecturer. From 1980 to 2004 he taught at King’s College, London where he was made professor of Modern History in 1994. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1977), Fellow of the British Academy (2000) and Fellow of King’s College (2003). In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contribution to the history of warfare. In September 2004 he took up appointment as Professor of History at the University of Exeter.

Richard Overy’s publications

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Introduction by Professor Andreas Gestrich and Dr Nik Wachsmann

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Pamela Sorensen – You Had to be There – Finding Meltzer on the Page

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speaker_PamelaSorensenPamela Sorensen is a Child Psychotherapist and former Director of the Under Fives Center at the University of Virginia. She has been teaching in the United States since 1990. Her published papers focus on both theoretical and practical applications of Kleinian and post Kleinian theory. Her paper, You Had To Be There, Finding Meltzer On The Page, explores aspects of learning from Donald Meltzer in person and learning from his writing. It also identifies three areas of his work of particular clinical usefulness. References to the film “The Story of the Weeping Camel” will be used to illustrate ideas. Publications include: Thoughts on the containing process from the perspective of infant/mother in Developments in infant observation, Editor Sue Reid, Tavistock 1997. Changing positions: helping parents look through the child’s eyes

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Children In Troubled Worlds – Plenary

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Children In Troubled Worlds  2009 – Plenary

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Nik Wachsmann: Before the Holocaust: The Nazi concentration camps, 1933-39

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24 September 2009  – 7pm

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A lecture by Dr Nik Wachsmann to mark the completion of a 3-year research project at Birkbeck College, University of London. Dr Wachsmann will present research findings on pre-WWII SS camps featuring an overview of the camps before the war, from their chaotic birth in 1933 to the escalation of terror and forced labour in 1938/9.

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Project website:  http://www.camps.bbk.ac.uk

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Patrick Curry – On (Not) Making Enchantment Safe for Modernity

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Michael Saler – The Disenchanted Enchantments of Modernity: From Sacred Spaces to Imaginary Worlds

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