Social Movements & Sociological Knowledge on Mental Health: Where Are We Now? (Workshop, 13 June 2014, Wolverhampton)

British Sociological Association: Sociology of Mental Health Study Group Symposium Social Movements & Sociological Knowledge on Mental Health: Where Are We Now? Friday 13th June 10am–5pm University of Wolverhampton, City Campus The British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Mental Health Study Group is 10 years old this year. Its programme of work has included exploration of Read the full article…

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare (Workshop, Lancaster, 12 May 2014)

Patient knowledge and involvement in healthcare Royal Institute of Philosophy Workshop Storey Institute, Lancaster Monday 12th May In recent years great efforts have been made to listen to “patient voices” in healthcare practice, research, and policy, but such initiatives have met with mixed success and many patients continue to feel that their view are overlooked Read the full article…

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe (CfP, Conference, Nottingham, 6-7 Dec 2014)

  Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe Conference, December 6-7 2014 University of Nottingham This year’s event focuses on infectious diseases and long term sickness and is co-hosted with the ‘Homo Debilis’ Creative unit at the University of Bremen. The conference will be preceded by a Graduate Workshop on medieval disability on 5th December Read the full article…

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health (CfP, ConFestival, Leeds, October 2014)

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health: ‘Confestival’ in Leeds, October 2014 October 15 – 23 at assorted venues across Leeds (including the first Love Arts Conversation – October 21 and 22) October will see Leeds buzzing with the launch of the fourth annual Love Arts festival. Once again Love Arts will be partnering with amazing art Read the full article…

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia (Conference, Linköping Sweden, May 15-16 2014)

Philosophical Perspectives on Selfhood in Age-Related Dementia May 15-16, 2014 CEDER: Centre for Dementia Research Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Sweden Thursday May 15 (Room: Täppan TP55) 9.30 Welcome and Introduction 9.35-10.35 Wim Dekkers, “Dementia and the Notion of Home: A Phenomenological Perspective” 10.35-11.35 Julian Hughes, “The Aesthetic Approach to Dementia” 11.35-13.00 Lunch 13.00-14.00 Kristin Zeiler, Read the full article…

Emotional Bodies: A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions (CfP, Workshop, Geneva, 20-22 2014)

EMOTIONAL BODIES A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions 20-22 October,2014 Louis Jeantet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland The idea that the body is the site in which emotions are expressed is an old one in Western Culture. We manifest fear through trembling, embarrassment while blushing or demonstrate love by showing that the pulse quickens and Read the full article…

Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: a postgraduate conference (CfP, Conference, London, 14 June 2014)

Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society: a postgraduate conference Centre for Psychoanalysis Middlesex University, London Saturday, 14 June, 2014 We invite postgraduate students and research fellows to submit proposals for papers on psychoanalysis or psychoanalytically informed research. Papers may be from any academic discipline, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, psychosocial studies, history, literature, art, religious studies or Read the full article…

Better with a Book: Exploring the Relationship between Literature and Mental Health (Reader Organisation Conference, London, 15 May 2014)

‘Better with a Book: Exploring the Relationship between Literature and Mental Health’ The Reader Organisation’s National Conference 9am-4.30pm, Thursday 15th May 2014 British Library Conference Centre, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB The Reader Organisation’s fifth annual national conference will explore how their shared reading model uses literature to improve mental health, reduce social isolation and enhance quality of Read the full article…

Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts (3rd IHH Conference, Nottingham University, 5-7 September 2014)

3rd International Health Humanities Network Conference Traumatextualities: Trauma in the clinical, arts and humanities contexts 5th – 7th September 2014, University of Nottingham Following the huge success of the 2010 and 2012 IHHN conferences in Nottingham and New Jersey (USA), Nottingham Health Humanities and the ICSPCRR (International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Read the full article…

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives (Conference, London, 16-17 May 2014)

This conference aims to bring together postgraduate and early career researchers to explore the experiences, voices, and representations of those who make up the wide and varied psychiatric landscape, but who find themselves outside or excluded from formal psychiatric spaces. We’re delighted to now share the programme and to announce that registration is open. For Read the full article…