The history of psychoanalysis in Poland in Polish-German-Jewish cultural context. 1900-2015
Partners: Pedagogical University (Cracow); International Psychoanalytic University (Berlin); Center for Psychoanalytic Thought (Warsaw)
Time framework: 2016-2020
Sponsors: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Pedagogical University, International Psychoanalytic University
Ewa Kobylińska-Dehe, Paweł Dybel (directors), Arkadi Blatow, Bernhard Bolech, Lilli Gast, Ludger M. Hermanns, Mira Marcinów, Karolina Szymaniak, Katarzyna Prot-Klinger
A pilotage project designed to systematically study the forgotten history of psychoanalysis in Poland, to identify the specific research requirements of the field and to address them within the five years of study. The history of psychoanalysis in Poland is inextricably intertwined with the history of Polish Jews who worked and published both in Polish and in German. Therefore, the history has been studied in three cultural contexts.
The research has been divided into two fields:
The project resulted in three conferences, held in Cracow, Berlin and Warsaw, as well as in three books published in German by Psychosozial Verlag:
The project was the first step toward a long-term collaboration between the Center for Psychoanalytic Thought in Warsaw and the International Psychoanalytic University in Berlin. The formal agreement between the two institutions was signed in December 2020.