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…

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ and ‘Moral Insanity’ (Conference, London, 12 May 2014)

Historical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ and ‘moral insanity’ This conference is a collaboration between an ESRC funded project called ‘Cross disciplinary Perspectives on ‘Anti-social personality disorder’ and the: Centre for the History of the Emotions . When: Monday May 12th: 9-30 -> 5.00pm Where: Queen Mary University of London Read more…

The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics & Creativity (Neuroscience Symposium, New York City, 6–7 February 2014)

  Thursday–Friday, February 6–7, 2014 The Default Mode Network in Aesthetics and Creativity: Neuroscience Symposium The Italian Academy, Columbia University Free and open to the public. Space is limited; please reserve seats Keynote speech by Marcus Raichle (Washington U. School of Medicine). With Randy Buckner (Harvard), Felicity Callard (Durham U.), Maurizio Corbetta (Washington U. School of Medicine), Rex Jung (U. of New Read more…

The Medical History of the 1st World War in Europe (Conference, Leeds, 17-18 October 2013)

The Medical History of the First World War in Europe Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leeds 17th-18th October, 2013 For full details click here. To register click here.   Provisional Programme Thursday, 17th October, 2013 9:00     Registration 9:45     Welcome – Jessica Meyer 10:00   Wounds and Wounding Sophie Delaporte (University Read more…

The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health & Humanity (CFP, Social Science & Medicine Special Issue)

Special Issue: Social Science & Medicine Guest Editors Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges arising in the creation of child/adolescent developmental expertise throughout the 20th Read more…

“Science & Society”: History of Science, Medicine, & Technology Postgrad Conference (Oxford, 7 June 2013)

The Wellcome Unit for the History Medicine, University of Oxford is pleased to announce the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Postgraduate Conference 2013 Science and Society will take place on  7 June 2013 at 10:00-17:00 At the History Faculty Lecture Theatre, George Street, Oxford Science and society have been codependently constructed.  The Wellcome Read more…

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest – Felicity Callard (Seminar, Glasgow, November 2 2012)

Industriousness and Daydreaming: Cognitive Neuroscience’s Revaluation of Rest Dr Felicity Callard Senior Lecturer in Social Science for Medical Humanities, Durham University Friday 2nd of November, 3:30pm East Quadrangle Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Wine Reception to follow Abstract: How might human geography respond to the epistemological and ontological challenges posed Read more…