Twenty-five years of Madness and Modernism (Call for Papers, Symposium, Durham University, 11 May 2018)

Twenty-five years of Madness and Modernism Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford Read the full article…

Personification Across Disciplines (CfP, Durham, 17-19 September 2018)

Personification Across Disciplines (PAD 2018) is a 3-day interdisciplinary conference organised by Hearing the Voice and funded by the Wellcome Trust. It will take place at Durham University on 17-19 September 2018. Humans have a flair for attributing intentions, traits, agency, emotions and mental states to beings or things – either real or imagined. Whether anthropomorphising natural Read the full article…

Who can speak about voices? (Panel discussion, Durham, 16 November 2016)

Hearing the Voice presents a panel of experts for a lively discussion of the politics and ethics of representing unusual and often stigmatised experiences.  Facilitated by Dr Angela Woods, Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities at Durham University and Co-Director of Hearing the Voice. About the panellists: sean burn is a writer, performer and artist Roz Read the full article…

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods,’ Palace Green Library, 17 November 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods: Exploring a narrative approach to trauma’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 17 November 2016, 5:30-7:30 Why do we feel the need to transform our experiences into a more or less coherent story? Is life inherently narrative or is narrative rather a means for exploring, interpreting and understanding Read the full article…

Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration, and the Everyday (Exhibition, Durham, 5 November 2016 – 26 February 2017)

Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce that Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday – the first exhibition to examine voice-hearing from different cultural, clinical, historical, literary and spiritual perspectives – opens at Palace Green Library in Durham on Saturday 5 November 2016. Informed by Hearing the Voice research and containing material spanning seven centuries, Read the full article…

‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of How we Talk to Ourselves’ reviewed by Marie C. Hansen

We all hear voices: A psychotherapist’s perspective on ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of How we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). Following our initial call for two perspectives of ‘The Voices Within,’ we are pleased to publish the first review by Marie C. Hansen. The accompanying review will be published in due course.  The Voices Within Read the full article…

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Palace Green Library, Durham, 5 Nov 2016 from 10am-4pm

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 5 November 2016, 10am-4pm Hearing the Voice warmly welcomes you to a day-long event of short presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions with academics, clinicians and experts by experience exploring future directions in voice-hearing research, the treatment of distressing voices, mental health services, public Read the full article…

Feelings of Presence: New Article and Survey

Repost from Hearing the Voice | Mar 22, 2016 | featured, HtV Research Dr Ben Alderson-Day writes: Have you ever had the experience of feeling like you are in the presence of somebody, even when no-one was there? Or had the feeling that someone was close by, who you couldn’t see, hear or touch? Such Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (Durham University, February-June, 2016)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in Hearing the Voice research is welcome to attend. The programme for 2016 is as follows: Thursday 11 February 2016: Read the full article…

Announcing a collection of essays on voice-hearing in The Lancet

by Hearing the Voice | Dec 16, 2015 Hearing the Voice is delighted to draw our readers’ attention to a collection of five articles on voice-hearing that has been published recently in The Lancet’s ‘Art of Medicine’ section. Written by Hearing the Voice researchers, the articles in the series explore the ways in which insights Read the full article…