Lecture: Daniel Pick on 'The Captive Mind and the War of Nerves'

Lecture: The Captive Mind and the War of Nerves
Friday, January 11, 2019 
6 p.m.: Reception
7 p.m.: Lecture

Historian and psychoanalyst Daniel Pick will offer a brief A-Z of the "brainwashing" fears and theories that first crystallized during the Cold War. He will also reflect on the continuing relevance of those stories, ideas, and models of the mind in our present dark circumstances.

Daniel Pick is a professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London, a practicing psychoanalyst, and a fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society. His books include Faces of Degeneration: A European DIsorder, 1848-1918 (1989), Svengali's Web: The Alien Enchanter in Modern Culture (2000), The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts (2012), Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (2015), and, as co-editor, Dreams and History (2004) and Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism (2016). He is the senior investigator of a 5-year, team-based research project on the Cold War, the human sciences and "brainwashing," funded by the Wellcome Trust. Details at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hiddenpersuaders/.


In addition to his talk at the Wende Museum, Daniel Pick will also be lecturing on "hidden persuasion" and psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of California on Saturday, January 12. More info can be found here.  

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