Call for Papers

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. Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘An Amazing Murmur of the Heart: Feeling the Patient’s Beat’ by Cecil Helman

We are pleased to offer the late Cecil Helman‘s insightful work, ‘An Amazing Murmur of the Heart: Feeling the Patient’s Beat’ (Hammersmith Books, 2014), for review. Whilst expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities, this book may be of particular interest to clinicians and healthcare professionals. Cecil Helman Read more…

By mdiclhumanities, ago
Conferences and Symposiums

The DSM5 Debates: Searching for the voices of those living under, through, and beyond psychiatric diagnoses

Next week, on June 4–5, 2013, I will be speaking at the DSM-5 extravaganza taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. There is a 2-day international conference titled: DSM-5 and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Where is the roadmap taking us?, as well as a Maudsley Debate (which Read more…

By felicitycallard, ago
CMH Publications

Medical Humanities: special section ed. Ludmilla Jordanova on “Portraits, patients & practitioners” (June 2013, vol 39(1))

In the June 2013 (vol 39(1) issue) of Medical Humanities, there is a special section, edited by Prof Ludmilla Jordanova (who will be joining Durham University on 1 September 2013), on “Portraits, patients and practitioners”. In her editorial that introduces the special section, she writes: “Medicine and portraiture are entwined Read more…

By medh, ago
Call for Papers

The Patient: Therapeutic Approaches (CfP, Conference, Lisbon, 16-18 March 2013)

3rd Global Conference–The Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013 Lisbon, Portugal A significant focus for this interdisciplinary project is an annual conference which provides valuable opportunities for participants to become involved in, perhaps, the first of many thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. Read more…

By medh, ago
Centre for Medical Humanities