The Freud Museum


Archaeology of Conflict

An Intergenerational Project about the Psychology of Conflict

Archaeology of Conflict: Unearthing the Psychological
A Dynamic Two Part Intergenerational and Intercultural Project

Sigmund Freud was influential in the field of military psychiatry and introduced alternative treatments for those diagnosed with ‘Shell Shock’. The mental welfare of Veterans continues to be an important social issue. Freud was also fascinated by archaeology and used it as a metaphor for his model of the mind and the process by which fragments are retrieved. This project demonstrates the significance of Freud’s methods in the historical development of the psychological understanding of Man and War as well as exploring the uses and relevance of psychoanalytic methods for coming to terms with personal experiences of conflict and trauma.




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