PhD funding at Birkbeck: Brainwashing, Clinical Knowledge, Cold War Human Sciences

The History Classics and Archaeology Department of Birkbeck University of
London is pleased to announce the availability of up to two fully funded
three year doctoral grants 2015-18, to work on projects that fall within
the scope of Daniel Pick‘s five years senior investigator award, entitled
‘Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold
War Human Sciences, c. 1950-1990’, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

daniel-pick-the-pursuit-of-the-nazi-mindApplications will be considered from candidates working on any geographical
region, so long as the topic lies within the range of themes indicated

Further details of the project and its various research strands can be
found here.

Travel funds are also available to consult key archives abroad.

Successful applicants are likely to have, a first at undergraduate level
and/or a distinction at MA, a clearly crafted project and an ability to
work as part of a project team on conferences, a website, a film, and
roundtables, as well as on the individual research dissertation.

The team consists of the principal investigator, two post-doctoral
researchers and three doctoral students as well as visiting scholars.

If you wish to inquire further about this project or have a research
proposal please contact Professor Pick at

How to apply:

Please consult the general guidance on how to apply for an MPhil/PhD place
in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology. All prospective
students are strongly advised to first make informal contact with a
supervisor, Professor Pick.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 12 February 2015.


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