Seminars and Lectures

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums: “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” Seminar 27 April

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums:  “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” A Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Seminar by Dr Ian Spencer Wednesday 27th April, 12—2pm The Pennington Room, Grey College, Durham. A light buffet lunch will be provided at 12pm: please reply to Read more…

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Think Piece

The Peopled Wound

What does it mean to hear voices that others cannot? (‘auditory verbal hallucinations’ in psychiatric parlance’) Many, perhaps most, would claim it to be a symptom of a brain disease or a mental illness. Indeed, hearing voices is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a Read more…

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Seminars and Lectures

Between Sedgwick and Szasz: Schizophrenia as ‘Illness’ and ‘Myth’ – Seminar Monday 18 April 7pm

Mark Creswell, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University Between Sedgwick and Szasz: Schizophrenia as ‘Illness’ and ‘Myth’ Seminar 3 in the Newcastle Philosophical Society’s series “Schizophrenia –100 Years On” Monday 18th April 2011, 7pm, The Cedar Room (Upstairs at the Dog and Parrot, 52 Clayton Street West, Newcastle, NE1 Read more…

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Opportunities

Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity – 17 Doctoral and Postdoctoral Posts in Neuroscience, Neuropsychiatry, Philosophy or Psychology

TESIS (Towards an Embodied Science of InterSubjectivity) is a new Marie Curie Initial Training Network offering research opportunities on the foundations of human sociality. It brings together the complementary expertise of 13 European research institutes, clinical centres and private sector partners that span the biomedical sciences and the humanities. TESIS will advance the understanding Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

Religious Melancholy – An Interdisciplinary Conference, 19-20 May 2011, King’s College

Religious Melancholy. An Interdisciplinary Conference 19-20 May 2011 King’s College London “Sickness and sorrows come and go, but a superstitious soul hath no rest” – Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy To date there has been no opportunity for scholars to contribute to an interdisciplinary dialogue on this important area Read more…

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