Honorary Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

News:

I wrote a preface to a new Spanish translation of Kurt Danziger's book, Naming the Mind. The Spanish preface is available here and the original English version is available here. The book was launched at the XIX Meeting of History of Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in Córdoba, Argentina on 19 October 2018. The book's translator, Fernando Ferrari conducted a short interview in Spanish with me at the conference by video link. A transcript of the interview is available in Spanish here and an English translation is available here.

Fernando Ferrari has submitted a proposal for a symposium on the book at the annual meeting of the Spanish History of Psychology Society in Madrid from 8 to 10 May 2019. I am one of the speakers in the symposium and the title of my paper is "Porqué todos deberían leer Nombrar la Mente de Kurt Danziger" [Why everyone should read Kurt Danziger's Naming the Mind]. An abstract of the paper is available in Spanish here and in English here. Ferrari is also planning to present a co-authored paper on a related subject at the 37th Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Havana, Cuba from15 to 19 July 2019.

I am doing collaborative research with my colleague, Johann Louw on a South African psychologist called, Rae Sherwood. I have already interviewed her former research assistant, Sylvia Hutchinson and her son, Nick Sherwood. The latter has lent me some unpublished documents that will be useful in the research. I am planning to present a paper on her work with the title, "The Psychodynamics of Race" at the 13th annual Science in Public conference at Manchester Metropolitan University from 10 to 12 July 2019. An abstract of the paper is available here.

I recently wrote an entry on "History of the History of Psychology" for the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology (edited by Wade Pickren and published by Oxford University Press). The entry is currently being reviewed. I have since been asked to write another entry on "The Indigenous Turn in Psychology". I will make these entries publicly available when I know what the final versions will be.

I am currently giving some lectures at the University of Cape Town. The next one is a talk to the department of psychology titled, "Making Psychology Local: The Indigenization Movement and Its Implications". It is on Tuesday, 19 March from 1 to 2 pm in Room 2A, P D Hahn Building, Upper Campus. The flyer for the talk is available here.

Dr. ​Adrian C. Brock