“Rest and its discontents” (Hubbub Exhibition and Events Series, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 30 Sept-30 Oct 2016)

Hubbub, one of our Centre’s large, interdisciplinary projects (directed by Felicity Callard, and by Associate Directors Charles Fernyhough, Claudia Hammond and James Wilkes) is holding its end-of-residency exhibition — with accompanying events series — in London this autumn. All very welcome! Links to sign up to the events are included below. REST AND ITS DISCONTENTS: EXHIBITION Rest Read the full article…

Mediating Children’s Reading (Workshop, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh, June 21 2016)

by Dr Anne Marie Hagen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Mediating Children’s Reading: RSE Susan Manning workshop How should children read, and what, and why? The benefits of reading, for the individual child and for society, have at various points in history been bound up with the dangers that reading has been seen to Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough

Fresh off the press is ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of how we Talk to Ourselves‘ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). We have two review copies available for contrasting perspectives, specifically for a voice hearer and either an academic or mental health professional.  We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind Read the full article…

Schizophrenia Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CfA, Wesleyan University, 31 March 2016)

A two-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available for research in schizophrenia at Wesleyan University. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Jill Morawski and Dr. Matthew Kurtz on issues related to understanding schizophrenia from multiple levels of analysis: including phenomenological, historical, social and neurocognitive perspectives. More specifically, the position will include study construction, study management Read the full article…

The Victorian Brain (CfP, Victorian Network, 15 August 2015)

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of VictorianStudies. We are delighted to announce that our eleventh issue (Summer 2016) will be guest edited by Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), on the theme of the Victorian Brain. In the nineteenth century, the discipline of Read the full article…

Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn – Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy: Conditionality, Activation and the Role of Psychology in UK Government Workfare Programmes

William Viney writes – This is the fifth and final post introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In the last contribution to this special issue, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn reflect the Read the full article…

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop (University of Sheffield, 5-6 June 2015)

Affect: Pleasure, Pain and Emotions – an interdisciplinary workshop Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June 2015 University of Sheffield, UK This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists to discuss the following topics amongst others: Pleasures, pains, and emotions are affective states. Why so? What makes a throbbing pain and a feeling of Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (2014-2015, Durham University)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in interdisciplinary research on voice-hearing or auditory hallucination is welcome to attend. The programme for 2015 is as follows: Thursday Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity’ edited by Thomas Schramme

We are pleased to offer ‘Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity’ edited by Thomas Schramme (MIT, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, particularly from those with an interest in psychology, philosophy and psychopathy. ‘Psychopathy has been the subject of investigations in both philosophy and psychiatry and yet the Read the full article…

32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts (Conference, PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta, June 24-28 2015)

We are pleased to announce that the 32nd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, June 24-28, 2015. The conference is sponsored by the PsyArt Foundation and the University of Malta. Our hosts are Dr Louis Laganà of the Art Department and Professor Carmel Cefai Read the full article…