Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ (Workshop, 20 January 2015, London)

Philosophical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ Tuesday January 20th,2015 (9-30-5.00pm) Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ The diagnosis of ‘antisocial personality disorder’ has a long and controversial history in various guises such as moral insanity, feeblemindedness and psychopathy. One of the important continuities between these has been the association with crime and other Read the full article…

History of the Human Sciences Journal: New Incoming Editors & Book Review Editor

HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES aims to expand our understanding of the human world through a broad interdisciplinary approach. The journal publishes articles from a wide range of fields – including sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, literary theory and criticism, critical theory, art history, linguistics, geography and the law – that engage with the Read the full article…

Book Announcement: Performance, Madness and Psychiatry

Anna Harpin & Juliet Foster, eds., Performance, Madness and Psychiatry: Isolated Acts (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) This exciting collection of interdisciplinary essays explores the complex area of madness and performance. The book spans from the 18th century to the present and unearths the overlooked history of theatre and performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals. Read the full article…

Gartnavel Royal Hospital & the History of Scottish Psychiatry (Symposium, Glasgow, 15 November 2014)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital and the History of Scottish Psychiatry A Day Symposium to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Gartnavel Royal Hospital will be held on Saturday, 15th November, 2014, at Cancer Support Scotland, The Calman Centre, Gartnavel Campus Programme 9.30 – 10.00          Registration and Coffee 10.00 – 10.40        Professor Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) Historical Geographies of Read the full article…

A Malady of Migration: A Theatrical Examination of Diaspora, Displacement & Mental Disorders in the 19th C (Theatre, 26-28 June 2014, Coventry)

A Malady of Migration A theatrical examination of diaspora, displacement and mental disorders in the 19th century At a time when the issues of migration and mental health are seldom out of the news, CHM has worked with Talking Birds theatre company and the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland to develop a Read the full article…

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities (Workshop, Geneva, 7–8 July 2014)

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities Brocher foundation, Switzerland Organizer: Dr Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde In May of 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published. Often referred to as the ‘Psychiatric Bible’, the DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Read the full article…

Tales from the Asylum: Patient Narratives and the (De)construction of Psychiatry (CFP, Special Issue)

Tales from the Asylum Patient Narratives and the (De)construction of Psychiatry What is the patient’s role in shaping psychiatric practice? Thirty years after Roy Porter’s seminal article exhorting historians to consider the neglected half of the doctor-patient dyad,[1] the time has come to reexamine the state of psychiatry and its history. Time and again (re)defined through Read the full article…

“The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” (Discussion, Birkbeck, 30 June 2014)

“The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times” – Discussing the Issues Monday 30 June 2014   7.30pm – 9.30pm  Room 532, Birkbeck Main Building (Torrington Square) Barbara Taylor, with David Bell, Stephen Frosh, Rex Haigh and Lynne Segal Chaired by Sasha Roseneil  At this seminar, Barbara Taylor will speak about her recently published Read the full article…

Photographic Histories of Psychology (CFP, Postgraduate Symposium, Leicester, 25 November 2014)

Postgraduate Symposium  “Photographic Histories of Psychology” 25th November 2014 PHRC, de Montfort University This symposium seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their histories. Its aim is twofold: to uncover how psychological notions have informed photographic practices, and to bring into light the historical role that photography has played in the making Read the full article…

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ and ‘Moral Insanity’ (Conference, London, 12 May 2014)

Historical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ and ‘moral insanity’ This conference is a collaboration between an ESRC funded project called ‘Cross disciplinary Perspectives on ‘Anti-social personality disorder’ and the: Centre for the History of the Emotions . When: Monday May 12th: 9-30 -> 5.00pm Where: Queen Mary University of London There is a fee of Read the full article…