Hidden Persuaders: New project website on ‘brainwashing’ in the Cold War

“Hidden Persuaders” is a project enabled by a Senior Investigator Award to Professor Daniel Pick from The Wellcome Trust. The project examines ‘brainwashing’ in the Cold War for the roles, real and imagined, played by psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts. The project asks how these disciplines pictured tyranny and freedom of mind, were Read more…

History of the Human Sciences Journal: New Incoming Editors & Book Review Editor

HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES aims to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes articles from a wide range of fields – including sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, geography and the law Read more…

Photographic Histories of Psychology (Symposium, de Montfort University, November 25 2014)

Photographic Histories of Psychology One-day postgraduate symposium 25 November, 2014 Trinity House, PHRC, de Montfort University, Leicester Registration now open (registration fee includes sandwich lunch, tea and coffee) *£0: PHRC students and speakers *£10: de Montfort University students *£20: students *£26: non students The registration link is here.   Program: Read more…

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: The Medical & Psychological Care of Children (Conference, Exeter, 3 October 2014)

“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF CHILDHOODThe Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives”Supported by:The Centre for Medical History, University of ExeterThe Wellcome TrustOctober 3, 20149.00-17.00, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, ExeterKeynote Address: Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘Child Guidance in Scotland and England’ FULL CONFERENCE FEE:CCHN Members Read more…

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: The Medical & Psychological Care of Children (Conference, Exeter, 3 October 2014)

“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF CHILDHOODThe Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives”Supported by:The Centre for Medical History, University of ExeterThe Wellcome TrustOctober 3, 20149.00-17.00, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, ExeterKeynote Address: Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘Child Guidance in Scotland and England’ FULL CONFERENCE FEE:CCHN Members Read more…

Photographic Histories of Psychology (CFP, Postgraduate Symposium, Leicester, 25 November 2014)

Postgraduate Symposium  “Photographic Histories of Psychology” 25th November 2014 PHRC, de Montfort University This symposium seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their histories. Its aim is twofold: to uncover how psychological notions have informed photographic practices, and to bring into light the historical role that photography Read more…