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*By Registration only*: Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism Event (London, 30 June 2016)

psa-and-totalitarianismA special message to those H-Madness readers who may be interested in attending the panel discussion and book launch of Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism:

Please note: this is an event where space is limited and people should only come if they have registered and received confirmation they have a space.

You may apply to attend by emailing Hidden Persuaders <bbkhiddenpersuaders@gmail.com>

 

PANEL DISCUSSION AND LAUNCH

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 6pm to 8.30pm

Wine reception at the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0PD

Professor Catherine Hall, University College, London
Dr Nicholas Temple, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society
Dr D’Maris Coffman, UCL (Bartlett)
Professor Alessandra Lemma, Series editor, New Library of Psychoanalysis, and BPS Dr Matt ffytche, Director of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex
Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck College and BPS

will be in conversation about the themes of the book (from 6.45pm)

This event is hosted by the Hidden Persuaders project. Space is limited. Please email bbkhiddenpersuaders@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism: Panel Discussion and Launch (London, June 2016)

Below please find information about a book launch for Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism, which contains a lengthy discussion between John Forrester and Eli Zaretsky about telling the history of psychoanalysis in the twentieth century.

psa and totalitarianism

(*IMPORTANT* 18 JUNE UPDATE: Please note that the event below is a ticket event, by invitation. People can apply to attend by emailing Hidden Persuaders <bbkhiddenpersuaders@gmail.com>)

Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

Edited by Matt ffytche, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK and Daniel Pick, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London, UK

Series: The New Library of Psychoanalysis ‘Beyond the Couch’ Series

Much of the important early growth of psychoanalysis took place against the backdrop of the rise of fascism, the Second World War and the Cold War. This atmosphere, in which totalitarianism flourished, was hugely significant for the development of psychoanalytic theory and practice. Here, internationally renowned psychoanalysts, historians and cultural theorists explore the impact of this political and social background on psychoanalysis, and of psychoanalysis on our subsequent understanding of the war and the totalitarian systems after 1945. They look at how lessons drawn from this era can help us understand the interplay between politics, culture and psychoanalysis now.

20% Discount Available – enter the code IRK71 at checkout*

Contributors Include: Sally Alexander, Ana Antic, John Forrester, Stephen Frosh, Dagmar Herzog, Derek Hook, Joel Isaac, Ruth Leys, Erik Linstrum, Peter Mandler, Knuth Müller, Jacqueline Rose, Michael Rustin, Michal Shapira, Lyndsey Stonebridge, Ross Truscott, and Eli Zaretsky.

For more details, or to request a copy for review, please contact: Paulina Miller, Marketing Assistant, psychology@routledge.com

 

(*IMPORTANT* 18 JUNE UPDATE: Please note that this event is a ticket event, by invitation. People can apply to attend by emailing Hidden Persuaders <bbkhiddenpersuaders@gmail.com>)

PANEL DISCUSSION AND LAUNCH

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 6pm to 8.30pm

Wine reception at the Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0PD

Professor Catherine Hall, University College, London
Dr Nicholas Temple, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society
Dr D’Maris Coffman, UCL (Bartlett)
Professor Alessandra Lemma, Series editor, New Library of Psychoanalysis, and BPS Dr Matt ffytche, Director of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex
Professor Daniel Pick, Birkbeck College and BPS

will be in conversation about the themes of the book (from 6.45pm)

This event is hosted by the Hidden Persuaders project. Space is limited. Please email bbkhiddenpersuaders@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Postdoc: Hidden Persuaders (Birkbeck London)

hidden persuaders

We are pleased to announce a fully funded three-year post-doctoral fellowship as part of our project, ‘Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences, c. 1950-1990’.

The new post-doctoral fellow will work closely with the Hidden Persuaders team to produce original research, organise academic conferences and public events, and also assist with various other outputs in the form of edited volumes, film, web resources and more. The post-doc will join our growing network of historians and practitioners of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and psychology, and should focus his/her research contributions on one or more distinct strands of the Hidden Persuaders project.

We would welcome applications from academics with prior knowledge of the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and/or psychology. Some previous familiarity with post-war political and/or cultural history would also be an asset. A working knowledge of one or more European languages other than English, e.g., Russian, German, Spanish or French would be useful, as would facility in one or more Asian languages (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Khmer or Malay). The ability and willingness of the appointee to travel and work for several weeks at a stretch in overseas archives (as required) is essential, as part of the post-doctoral fellow’s task will be to gather and analyse data on perceptions and use of psychological warfare and indoctrination in various Cold War campaigns overseas.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 April 2016.

For further information, please consult the job announcement on Birkbeck’s website.

Post Doctoral Research Assistant: “Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990”

Birkbeck University of London Post Doctoral Research Assistant, three year
contract, starting 1 October 2014 Birkbeck University of London, Department
of History, Classics and Archaeology

We are seeking to appoint a Post Doctoral Research Assistant to work on a
Wellcome-funded project, entitled ‘Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing,
Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990′.

This project asks why ‘brainwashing’ erupted into public consciousness in
the postwar period and investigates where such practices, and cultural
fears led. Visions of unconscious suggestibility are older, but
‘brainwashing’ debates, after 1950, profoundly affected the way we
understand the psychic lives of individuals and ‘mass psychology’, and the
role of states, and commerce.

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for a designated
research area (and publication) within the broad framework described above,
and will be encouraged to produce academic publications of their own based
on their work on the project.

Applications are especially welcomed from academics with prior knowledge of
the history of psychoanalysis, psychiatry and/or psychology. Some previous
familiarity with post-war political and/or cultural history would also be
an asset. A working knowledge of one or more languages other than English;
e.g. Russian, German or French would be useful, as would facility in one or
more Asian languages (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Khmer or Malay).

Starting Salary: £34,650 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

The closing date for completed applications is 9 June 2014.

Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Daniel Pick, Department of
History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX,
d.pick@bbk.ac.uk

Job Reference Number    11255

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