History of Psychiatry Reading Group (London)

All are welcome to join a student-led reading group on the theme of the history of psychiatry. We are next meeting on 6 February at 6pm in the History department at Birkbeck, and we are reading Agnes’ Jacket by Gail Hornstein. For more information or any queries, please contact janetlweston AT hotmail.com

Reminder: Our Minds and Each Other: Rethinking Mental Health – Professor Gail Hornstein (Public Lecture, TODAY 5 March 2012, Durham University)

A reminder that Gail’s public lecture is today, Monday 5 March, at Grey College. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there! _ Our Minds and Each Other: Rethinking Mental Health Gail A.  Hornstein IAS Fellow and Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke College (USA) Public Lecture March 5, 2012, 5.30 PM The Read the full article…

Our Minds and Each Other: Rethinking Mental Health – Professor Gail Hornstein (Public Lecture, 5 March 2012, Durham University)

Our Minds and Each Other: Rethinking Mental Health Gail A.  Hornstein IAS Fellow and Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke College (USA) Public Lecture March 5, 2012, 5.30 PM The Old Library, Grey College, Durham University The US and the UK enjoy levels of material prosperity unprecedented in human history, yet they also have some of Read the full article…

Psychosis Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting in Durham Tuesday 28th February

Psychosis Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting Tuesday 28th February Durham University, Penthouse Suite at Collingwood College, 6 – 7.30pm Durham University and Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have established a joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis. This group is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University, however will Read the full article…

Narrative, Stigma and Mental Illness (Workshop, Northumbria University, 23 February 2012)

Northumbria University’s Situating States of Mind Research Group presents: Narrative, Stigma and Mental Illness: One day workshop Thursday 23rd February, 10.30-3.30, Lipman 121 Speakers include: Dr. Peter Barham, Clinical Psychologist, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University Dr. Vicky Long, Medical Historian, Glasgow Caledonian University Professor Gail Hornstein, Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke Read the full article…

Agnes’s Jacket, by Prof Gail Hornstein – New UK Edition Just Published

“In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other patients have managed to get their stories out, at least in disguised form, and so it continues today. A vast Read the full article…

Whose Story Counts? Madness from the Inside Out – Bobby Baker in conversation with Gail Hornstein (Manchester, 14 Feb 2012)

Whose Story Counts? Madness from the Inside Out – Bobby Baker in conversation with Gail Hornstein Tuesday 14th February 6pm The Whitworth Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER Bobby Baker is a performance artist and writer whose book, Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me, won the 2011 Mind Book of the Year. Gail Hornstein is Read the full article…

Madness from the Outside In – Professor Gail Hornstein (CMH Seminar, 25 Jan 2012, Durham University)

Madness from the Outside In Prof Gail A Hornstein Professor of Psychology Mount Holyoke College Wednesday 25 Jan, 5.15 St Chad’s Chapel & SCR Followed by wine & canapés How can we picture disturbed mental states?  Is there some sign, some subtle indicator that can portray the madness in a person’s mind?  This illustrated talk Read the full article…