The Politics of War Trauma. Comparative history of the aftermath of World Word II in Eleven European Countries (Niod, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam)
- Brancaccio, MT, “From the 'Deportation pathology' to the Traumatismes psychiques de guerre: Trauma and reparation in post-war France (1940s-1990s)” and
- Brancaccio, MT, “Where have all the traumatized people gone? Second World War and its aftermath in Italy: trauma and oblivion”. In J. Withuis e A. Mooij (eds), The Politics of War Trauma. The Aftermath of World War II in Eleven European Countries, Amsterdam: Aksant 2010.
The politics of Suicide: Historical Perspectives on Suicidology before Durkheim
Special Issue of the Journal of Social History,”The Politics of Suicide: Historical Perspectives on Suicidology before Durkheim”. Guest editors: Maria Teresa Brancaccio, Eric J. Engstrom, David Lederer , Journal of Social History, 46 (2013).
- Brancaccio, MT, ‘The Fatal Tendency of Civilized Society’: Enrico Morselli's Suicide, Moral Statistics, and Positivism in Italy”. Journal of Social History, 46, (2013): 700-715.
- Brancaccio, MT, Engstrom, E.J. and Lederer, D, “The Politics of Suicide: Historical Perspectives on Suicidology before Durkheim. An Introduction”, Journal of Social History, 46, (2013): 607-619.
Psychical Research and the emergence of the ‘new psychology’
- Brancaccio, MT, Enrico Morselli's Psychology and “Spiritism”: Psychiatry, psychology and psychical research in Italy in the decades around 1900. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 48, (2014): 75–84.
Hypnosis and Public Health in Europe around 1900.
‘Hypnosis and public health in fin de siècle Italy’
Forthcoming in a Special Issue on the history of hypnotism in European countries in Notes and Records: The Royal Society journal of the history of science
Current research project:
In collaboration with Dr. David Lederer, (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Alexander Kaestner (University of Dresden, Germany):
Caduti in Acqua: The Origins of Humane Societies and Lifesaving in Suicide Prevention in Europe.
This project aims to identify the critical meaning of suicide for the development of philanthropy and a proactive view of citizenship. It considers the introduction of early lifesaving methods and technologies employed in suicide prevention and the reception of a novel belief structure by the public. Through the exploration of humane societies, we also explore the roots of suicidology as a science and its impact in framing the act of suicide as a medical and legal concern in modern society.
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