“Your History of Psychohistory”
The Summer 2019 Special Issue – The due date is March 31, 2019
“Comments on The Making of Psychohistory” – The recently published book, The Making of Psychohistory: Origins, Controversies, and Pioneering Contributors (Routledge, 2018), is the first volume dedicated to the history of psychohistory, an amalgam of history, psychology, and related social sciences. I [Paul Elovitz] wrote the book based on my half century in the field, editorial and organizational leadership, extensive research, and numerous interviews of colleagues. We now welcome your comments on the book by September 30, 2018. Several questions that may help your evaluating the book are:
- What is the book’s contribution to our scholarship?
- Is the book fair in its assessment of the originators and disputes within the field over the decades?
- In its 125 pages of text, is there inadequate coverage (or omission) of important individuals, centers of scholarship, events, or publications that should be corrected in a second edition or written about elsewhere?
- What are the implications from the book about the future of psychohistory?
“Your History of Psychohistory” – You should consider leaving a record of your own experiences in applying psychology to society. Of course, The Making of Psychohistory was written from my own perspective, and I [Paul Elovitz] only had 125 pages to cover over a century of psychohistory. We at the Psychohistory Forum would like you to write your own history of the field for the Summer 2019 issue of our journal, which we will then publish as The Builders of Psychohistory book (assuming there are enough submissions). You may or may not see yourself as a psychohistorian, but if you have done work in the fields of applied psychoanalysis, political psychology, psychobiography, psychoanalytic anthropology, psychological history, or psychologically-informed cultural, environmental, or women’s (including gender studies) history, we would like you to consider writing for this historical record of academic and personal achievement. Some questions that may help focus your writing about your professional and life journey by March 31, 2019:
- What or who brought you to your field?
- How do you view yourself professionally?
- What relevant training do you have?
- Did you have role models and mentors? If so, please discuss them.
- Were there centers of scholarship that you were associated with? If so, how did they influence you?
- What were and are your experiences?
- What obstacles did, or do, you face in doing your psychologically-based scholarship?
- How did your analysis, or treatment, if any, influence your life and work?
- What is your best work, why, and what inspired it?
- Was your psychological interest connected to the following movements or interests: civil rights, environmentalism, feminism, LGBT rights, or Marxism?
- What do you think you will be remembered for in the future?
- What are you working on now?
Submission Guidelines – Please send your 500-3,000 words—including five to ten keywords and a 25-150-word abstract (both depending on the length of the article), as well as your brief biography ending in your e-mail address—by:
- March 31, 2019 for “Your History of Psychohistory”
An abstract or outline would be helpful by 60 days before the due date, or July 31, 2018, and January 31, 2019, respectively. Send articles and abstracts as attached Microsoft Word document (*.docx) files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about our organization, journal, or The Making of Psychohistory book, please e-mail me, Paul Elovitz, at email@example.com.
Clio’s Psyche is looking for articles on a variety of subjects. Here are some special issues that we would welcome an informed guest editor or co-editors for articles on:
- Environmentalism and Anti-Environmentalism
- The Impact of Celebrity Culture on America
- TV as Object Relations: Our Emotional Connection to Fantasy
- Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business Success
- Images and Psychology of Enemies and Hatred through the Ages
- The Intrapsychic and Societal Processes of the American Acceptance of Homosexuality
- The Contemporary American Fascination with Animals
- Anti-Government Fantasies and Civilization
- The Psychology of Anti-Intellectualism and its Implications for Democracy
- Psychoanalytic/psychological Anthropology