Next International Joint Conference with IAAP

Next International Joint Conference with IAAP – University of Braga, Porto, Portugal:

3rd International Joint Conference of the IAJS and the IAAP.

18 July to 21 July, 2012.

Venue: University of Braga, Porto, Portugal
Submission information and location details to come.


IAAP-IAJS-Braga Conference 2012

IV International Academic Conference of Analytical Psychology & Jungian Studies

Jung’s Analytical Psychology in Conversation with a Changing World

To be held at:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Faculdade de Filosofia. Braga. Portugal

The Faculty of Philosophy of the Portuguese Catholic University in Braga is actively engaged in Jungian studies, in which local IAAP and IAJS colleagues teach. It was also host to the first-ever Jungian conference in Portugal in April 2009.

Braga is the oldest city in Portugal, thought to have been founded around 20 BC during a period of Roman occupation; it is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. In the nineteenth century, immigrants from Brazil introduced new tastes in the city’s architecture and infrastructure. Today it is the center of one of the fastest growing area in the EU, and home to two universities.

Follow this link for all details and the conferences own website. More… 

For registration please follow this link. More… 

For Conference secretariat (for questions about registration and hotel accommodation). More… 

The next International Joint Conference with IAAP has been announced – which will be happening at the University of Braga, in Porto, Portugal mid July 2012.

Dear IAJS colleagues,

Greetings from Ithaca, and from the IAJS members of the program committee for the joint international conference with the IAAP in Braga Portugal in July 2012.

Attached you will find the just completed cfp for the conference; it has also been posted to the IAJS  and IAAP websites. I encourage all of you to think about participating, in whatever form mostly richly displays your work. Please take note of the committee’s requirement that proposals be sent only in dox or rtf–not in docx or pdf. This is necessary to insure the easy movement of proposals among our variously equipped computers.

The program committee for the conference includes:

  • Toshio Kawai (IAAP co-chair),
  • Murray Stein (IAAP),
  • Ruth Williams  (IAJS),
  • Lucy Huskinson (IAJS and IJJS),
  • Alessandra De Coro (IAAP), and
  • myself (IAJS co-chair).

We share our discussions with Joe Cambray, the current president of the IAAP, and Denis Ramos (IAAP), representing the organizing committee. The  organizing committee members are:

  • Armando Nascimento Rosa (IAJS), and
  • Luis Savaiva  (IAJS/IAAP), and
  • Denise Ramos (IAAP)

The organizing committee is busy arranging the local logistics for the conference, and will post the proper forms as they proceed.

I want to thank Leslie Gardner, Mark Saban, and Kevin Lu for their insightful mounting of the regional conference in London this month.

The Psyche in Transformation : Regional Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies
Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 2010 at The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Click here to fill in the Microsoft Word document with your details and fax (+442086090347), to Leslie Gardner


  • Registration both days is available from 9 am on 15th + 16th July
  • The Conference proceedings commence at 09.30 am  on Friday 15th July
  • The Conference proceedings conclude at 6  p.m. on Saturday 16th July
  • Day registration is available – see schedule below.  

Please indicate your Booking Requirements by ticking right-hand box:

Full two-day conference price – includes lunches both days, refreshments  (tea and coffee twice each day) and a drinks party at close   £160.00

Day Delegate Friday  –  access to all conference events, including tea/coffee breaks; lunch £ 80.00
Day Delegate –  Saturday (as above) + drinks party £ 90.00

***Late Enrollment (applicable from 15 June onwards):  additional £15.00

***Cancellations received before 1 June will receive a 50% refund. We regret that refunds cannot be made after this date.

Please indicate if you have any other special mobility requirements:

Location:  (Campus map and travel advice)

Please follow this web link for information on local hotels and hostels:  
Please choose, and circle, one of the two following methods of payment.

A. Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account and made payable to IAJS. Please return this form, together with your payment to:  Dr Leslie Gardner, c/o Artellus Ltd, 30 Dorset House, Gloucester Place, London NW1 5AD or to the attendants on the welcome desk at SOAS on the day (with additional GBP£15 per day for late enrollment to cover extra food costs).

B. Credit card. For on-line payment, please download and fill in with the correct amount the IAJS Credit Card Payment form oin PDF format:  ( No credit card payments on the welcome desk on the day. To pay by credit card, please copy and paste this form into an email (or post to address as in ‘A’ above) to (Mastercard or Visa credit card only, number on card, expiry date, name on card, billing address.)

Cordially, from London Conference Committee, Mark Saban, Kevin Lu and Leslie Gardner c/o and see website

Enchantment and Disenchantment: The Psyche in Transformation

First Regional Conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies

Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 2011

at The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK

Key Speakers include:  Dr. Wolfgang Giegerich, author of The Soul’s Logical Life

In the 50th anniversary year of Jung’s death, we wish to explore the ways in which Jung’s work has succeeded or failed in responding to one of the major narratives of the 20th century: ‘the disenchantment of the world’.

Theorists of the early 20th century like Max Weber saw disenchantment as a transformative process in history whereby the magical and the sacred had given ground to the scientistic, mechanistic and positivistic. The consequent shift in the way the world was thought and imagined had led to a dispossession of the psyche, a division between mind and body, and a demystification of the world. This perspective in turn was rich fodder for new developments in a psychology aspiring to scientific objectivity, in large part inspired by Freud’s psychoanalysis and a re-discovery of the unconscious.

C. G. Jung, like many others, was starkly aware that what had been left behind in pre-modernity was a coherence glued together by religious meanings, subterranean connections, expectations and explanations located in the spiritual, the animistic or the magical.  As a psychologist he saw this event manifesting as a contemporary loss of meaning, both personal and collective.  Indeed his psychological project may be credibly regarded as an attempt to come to terms with, and perhaps, reverse this event.
Jung’s growing dissatisfaction with the positivist orientation of Freud’s work led to the publication of Symbols of Transformation (also celebrating an anniversary), which privileged the imagination and its potential for healing. Clinically and culturally, the theme of enchantment recurs in many forms throughout Jung’s writings and interests, from the occult to numinosity, from flying saucers to synchronicity, and from alchemy to active imagination.

We therefore invite proposals for papers that will address the issue of enchantment and disenchantment in the modern and post-modern world. We look forward to responses from the whole gamut of interdisciplinary fields, given that our chosen theme speaks directly to important issues in anthropology, sociology, literary theory, history, and film studies, among others.

We are particularly interested in presentations that address some of the following concerns:

  • Disenchantment and the environment
  • Synchronicity and the possibility of re-enchantment
  • The role of religion in enchantment
  • The possibility of a secular form of enchantment
  • The role of the numinous in a disenchanted world
  • The nature of re-enchantment in society, and the possibility that such a project erroneously assumes the existence of psychological meaning
  • The role of analytical psychology in a disenchanted present
  • The cross cultural implications of narrating a tension between re-enchantment and disenchantment
  • The expression of dis- and re-enchantment in art and film
  • The politics of re-enchantment

The Program Committee welcomes submissions for research papers that explore the conference theme. Please allow approximately thirty minutes for your presentation, to include time for discussion afterwards. You are invited to submit a 500-word (max) proposal. Please format it suitably so that it can be published as an abstract in the conference program. On a separate cover page, include the following information with your proposal:

  • Full name (including title if applicable)
  • Full mailing address and email address
  • Contact telephone numbers with international dialling code
  • Institution (professional body or university) including position or membership
  • If a candidate or trainee in a clinical training program, indicate which training body
  • Please indicate any technical needs such as PowerPoint, DVD, CD player, flipchart, overhead projector, etc.

Please email your proposal to by January 31st 2011.
Submissions will be acknowledged and a reply will be sent to you by February 28th 2011. Further details of the conference including a booking brochure will be posted on the IAJS website as soon as possible.

The Programme Committee:
Kevin Lu,
Mark Saban,
Leslie Gardner