Dear IAJS members,
The Executive Committee wish you all a very happy Xmas, festive holidays, and a joyous and creative 2018. We want to give you a brief recap of IAJS 2017 main events and a taste of the events to come in 2018.
The highlight of 2017 was the IAJS conference in Cape Town, South Africa on the theme The Spectre of the Other in Jungian Psychology, which not only produced rich publishable material but increased our membership on a wider international scale. We want to thank Marybeth and Stephen, Conference Co-Chairs, for their hard work and commitment in making the conference such a success.
To promote the conference, Routledge published a FreeBook in July entitled Jung and the Other, Encounters in Depth Psychology featuring selected works from the South Africa conference key note speakers.
In addition, Routledge offers IAJS members 25% discount on selected titles which can be accessed through the IAJS website: jungstudies.net
During 2017, online seminars organized by Marybeth included contributions by Erel Shalit late January and early February 2017 on his chapter ‘The Cultural Psyche – from Ancestral Roots to Postmodern Routes’ from his co-edited book with Murray Stein, Turbulent Times, Creative Minds: Erich Neumann and C.G. Jung in Relationship (1933-1960).
At the beginning of June 2017, Roger Brooke headed an online seminar from his chapter ‘An Honored Guest in the iMfolozi, and the Possibility of Homecoming’ in M. Sipiora (Ed.) Imagining Psychological life: philosophical, psychological, & poetic reflection, 2015.
During October 2017, Jon Mills presented a chapter called ‘In Search of the Numinous’ from his latest book Inventing God. These excellent online events all elicited lively debate and furthered our knowledge of the topics discussed.
One benefit of IAJS membership is that the seminars are now being collated and available to members online at https://jungstudies.net/iajs-seminars/
In November 2017, we had open elections to vote in new members of the Executive Committee. During January 2018, we will be appointing new officers to fill the present vacancies of Chair, Co-Chairs, Hon Secretary and others. We will keep you posted as soon as the vacancies are filled.
2018 promises to be another exciting year. On July 6, the Feminist Conference Feminist views from Somewhere, will take place at the Amnesty International building in London organized by Leslie Gardner and Frances Gray.
The joint IAAP-IAJS conference takes place August 2-5, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Goethe University, West-end campus, addressing the pertinent theme of Indeterminate States: trans-cultural; trans-racial; trans-gender.
We have extended the call for papers to 31.1.2018 to give everyone time over Xmas and the New Year to submit their proposals. We hope to welcome many IAJS members. For all the latest updates, submission and registration details please go to: iaap.org or jungstudies.net
Have a wonderful start to the New Year!
With warmest seasonal greetings,
The Executive Committee: David Barton, Liz Brodersen, Roger Brooke, Marybeth Carter, Stephen Farah, Camilla Giambonini, Kiley Laughlin, Jon Mills, and Konoyu Nakamura.