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…

MQ: Transforming Mental Health Fellows Award (CfA, 5th May 2016)

MQ: Transforming Mental Health have recently launched a funding call providing a total of over £1 million to researchers exploring new and better ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness. The MQ: Transforming Mental Health Fellows Award is looking for the best and brightest early-career scientists and clinicians from all corners of the globe and across all scientific disciplines Read the full article…

‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care’ reviewed by Dr Lisa Dikomitis

‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care’ by John Foot (Verso, 2015). Central to this book is an intriguing figure of Italy’s recent history, Franco Basaglia — ‘the man who closed the asylums’— and his movement that eventually led to the Italian ‘180 Law’ (the ‘Basaglia Law’) Read the full article…

Mind, madness and melancholia (Conference, Royal Society of Medicine, 10 May 2016)

This conference will entertain and educate, exploring mental health through the eyes of the ancient world, and taking a tour through history. It will include highlights by Professor Julian Hughes such as “If only the ancients had DSM 5, all would have been clear.” Additionally, the well-known author of several books on the history of Read the full article…

Post-doctoral fellowship – Vulnerability and mental health research ethics (CfA, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal)

Postdoctoral fellowshipor graduate student scholarship* Neuroethics research unit – Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) Supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) *This offer could be transformed into a scholarship for a graduate student supervised at the IRCM We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student to join the Neuroethics research Read the full article…

Anthropology of Mental Health: At the Intersections of Transience, ‘Chronicity’ and Recovery (panel; ASA 2016, Durham, 4-7 July 2016)

Paper proposals are now invited for the panel ‘Anthropology of Mental Health: At the Intersections of Transience, “Chronicity” and Recovery’, which will take place at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) conference, at the University of Durham, 4-7 July 2016. Responding to recent changes in psychiatric diagnoses and treatments and Read the full article…

Research Associate in the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine (CfA, Collaboration, 8 December 2015)

We invite applications for a post of Research Associate to work full-time for the three years on an exciting and innovatory project on the relationship between migration and mental health in one Chinese mega-city: Shanghai. At the heart of the project is an attempt to mix what we know about mental health in contemporary Shanghai Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums: Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care’ by John Foot

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The man who closed down the asylums: Franco Basaglia and the revolution in mental health care’ (Verso Books, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. When the wind of the 1960s blew through the world of psychiatry. In 1961, when Franco Basaglia arrived outside the grim walls Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights’ edited by Iris Berger et al

We are pleased to offer for review ‘African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights’ edited by Iris Berger, Tricia Redeker Hepner, Benjamin N. Lawrence, Joanna T. Tague, and Meredith Terretta (Ohio University Press, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Read the full article…

Mind, Value and Mental Health (Int’l Conference, University of Oxford, 25 July 2015)

A one-day international conference delivered by renowned experts in the field through keynote lectures. Willing Addicts? Drinkers, Dandies, Druggies and other Dionysians: Owen Flanagan (James B Duke Professor and Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, USA) This talk will discuss the reasons some addicts choose addiction rather than “recovery”, whether addiction is always a disorder, and Read the full article…