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…

The Subject of Addiction: Culture & Clinic (Conference, Nottingham, 8-9 September 2014)

The Subject of Addiction: Culture and Clinic The Centre for Critical Theory, University of Nottingham This conference is taking place at the University of Nottingham on the 8th and 9th of September 2014. This interdisciplinary event brings together critical and cultural theorists with clinical practitioners in order to interrogate contemporary addiction discourse, Read more…

Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Tavistock Seminar Series, 2013)

Meaning and Mindedness: Encounters between Philosophy and Psychoanalysis Tavistock Centre 120 Belsize Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7pm – 9pm Cost: £15 (some concessions) Seminar 1: Psychosis. 25th January 2013. Speaker: Richard Gipps (Clinical Psychologist; co-editor, The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry). Discussant: tba Seminar 2: Envy. 22nd February 2013. Speaker: Read more…

Psychoanalysis & History Seminars (Seminar series, Institute of Historical Research, London, 2012-13)

Wednesday evenings 5.30pm Room G21A (ground floor, Senate House), Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 Oct 17 Kath Holden (University of the West of England), ‘The long hand of the nanny’: John and Ursula Bowlby and child care in early and mid twentieth century Britain. Nov 14 Jean Radford (Independent Scholar) Read more…

Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice (Seminar Series, University of London, 2012-13)

School of Advanced Study, University of London and Institute of English Studies Present Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice Convenors: Jan Campbell (University of Birmingham) and Emma Francis (University of Warwick). This group focuses on psychoanalysis in relation to contemporary debates about sexuality, affect, time, trauma, memory, space, virtual life and the Read more…

Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning (Psychoanalysis and Politics Conference, London, October 2012)

Psychoanalysis and Politics: Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning Autumn Symposium, 19 and 20 October British Psychoanalytical Society, 112a Shirland Road, London The symposium questions the junctions of the private and the public when it comes to trauma, loss and the work of mourning, which challenge our very Read more…