The International Psychohistorical Association, founded in 1977, by Lloyd de Mause was created to serve as the professional organization for the field of psychohistory.
Our basic goals are to further the study and teaching of psychohistory. Our membership is worldwide. We come from many fields: – history, art, law, psychoanalysis, teaching, psychology, social work, business, anthropology, political science, sociology, film making, psychiatry, literature, family therapy, journalism, etc. The educational attainment of our membership is similarly variable, ranging from Ph.D.’s & MD’s to high school students. We have, in our ranks, both academic & independent scholars. It is not essential to be an academic in order to do psychohistorical work; our field utilizes both the emotions and the rigor of the academic as tools for understanding why in history. Thus, our membership tends to be quite diverse which often makes for a very exciting emotional/intellectual mix at our annual conference. IPA is a totally independent scholarly organization beholden to no one for support or subsidy.
The chief activity of IPA is our annual Convention. Our 36TH Convention will be held on June 5-7, 2013 at New York University. PLEASE join us in for what should prove to be an intellectually exciting and emotionally provocative conference.
- We also publish a newsletter 3-4 times/year: – Psychohistory News , which gives news of events, publications, etc.
- For those wishing to keep up on the varied literature in our field we also publish Psychohistorical Bibliography. This appears irregularly.
- We have the world’s only psychohistorical mail order lending library. Currently it has about 400 volumes. This service is available only to members. Contact Henry Lawton for information.
For any additional information about IPA please contact Henry Lawton, IPA Secretary at HWLIPA@GMAIL.COM or you may write to 266 Monroe Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1915.