Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present (Special Issue CfP, Palgrave Communications)

Palgrave Communications is an open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan dedicated to publishing high quality original research across all areas of the humanities and social sciences. Article proposals and full submissions are now being sought for this special issue. This article collection, edited by Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde), will examine how the relationship Read the full article…

Mental health of children and adolescents: opportunities for Early Career Researchers (CfA, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Austria)

Are you interested in contributing to novel, ground-breaking solutions in the mental health of children? Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft is looking for open minds to join their Open Innovation in Science initiative. Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) is an independent Austrian research organisation with 600 employees and a major focus on health sciences. We are looking for Read the full article…

Reading Bodies, Writing Minds (CfP, University of Nottingham, 13 April 2017)

‘Reading Bodies, Writing Minds’ is a one-day conference exploring mental health issues in the medical humanities, and will be held 13 April 2017 at Highfield House, The University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus. The conference is intended to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion on modern and historical aspects of medical humanities. The keynote speakers include Dr Mary Read the full article…

Palgrave Communications – special issue launch: ‘On balance: lifestyle, mental health and wellbeing’

Palgrave Communications, the multi-disciplinary open access journal published by Palgrave Macmillan, is excited to announce the launch of a special issue, ‘On balance: lifestyle, mental health and wellbeing’. This issue is edited by Dr Ali Haggett (Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, UK). During the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, scientists, clinicians, policy-makers and Read the full article…

R. D. Laing’s Version of Asylum and its Cultural Appeal (Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. The Wellcome Collection’s fascinating new London exhibition, Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond, offers several versions of the asylum: a place of incarceration and therapy, an object of voyeuristic fascination, and a source of artistic Read the full article…

R. D. Laing’s accounts of Kingsley Hall (Guest Post: Dr Adrian Chapman, Visiting Fellow at the MHRC, University of Glasgow)

This blog was previously posted on the University of Glasgow Medical Humanities Research Centre blog. We have reposted here with permission. At the start of April I left London, where I teach British Literature to students from Florida State University, and moved up to Scotland. Thanks to a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary  I’ve been able Read the full article…

The Medieval Brain (CfP, University of York, 10-11 March 2017)

As we research aspects of the medieval brain, we encounter complications generated by medieval thought and twenty-first century medicine and neurology alike. Our understanding of modern-day neurology, psychiatry, disability studies, and psychology rests on shifting sands. Not only do we struggle with medieval terminology concerning the brain, but we have to connect it with a Read the full article…

Bedlam: the asylum and beyond (Exhibition, Wellcome Collection London, 15 September 2016 – 15 January 2017)

  Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it. Today asylums have largely been consigned to history but mental Read the full article…

Phantom Limb (Exhibition, Liverpool, 9 July – 3 December 2016)

Phantom Limb is an interactive exhibition focusing on medicine, memory and the treatment process. It features around twenty works by nine artists, most of whom work from their own personal experiences of operations and illnesses. The exhibition is a partnership project between award-winning artist, Euan Gray, and Dr Daniel Whistler, from Liverpool University’s Centre for Health, Arts Read the full article…

CHCI Health Humanities Summer Institute 2016: ‘The Health Humanities Now’ (Conference, King’s College London, 26 – 27 June 2016)

The second CHCI Summer Institute in the Health Humanities will take place at King’s College London on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 June 2016. The Summer Institute aims to gather scholars and practitioners from all over the world in the burgeoning field of the health humanities. The focus of this year’s sessions will be on Read the full article…