Podcast – Jonathan M. Metzl, ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’

The Centre for Medical Humanities was delighted to host Jonathan Metzl earlier this month for a public lecture entitled, ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’. Jonathan is a wonderful public speaker and he gave us a fascinating introduction to his work on the racial history of psychosis in North America. For Read the full article…

Jonathan M. Metzl – ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’ (Lecture, Durham University, 4th April 2014)

Professor Jonathan M. Metzl, Director of the Centre for Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University – ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’ A public lecture presented by the Centre for Medical Humanities to be held at Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Site, Durham University: Friday 4th April 2014 5.30pm Abstract: Misperceptions Read the full article…

The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia – Jonathan Metzl (Public Lecture, 4 April 2014, Durham University)

The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Professor Jonathan Metzl 5.30pm Friday 4 April 2014 Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Site, Durham University Abstract: Misperceptions that persons with schizophrenia are violent or dangerous lie at the heart of stigmatizations of the disease.  My talk tells the story of how these modern-day American Read the full article…

Susan Aldworth’s Transience: Fiona Johnstone reviews the magic of etchings taken from brain tissue

Fiona Johnstone, PhD candidate at Birkbeck University, writes:  Susan Aldworth’s latest exhibition, Transience, at GV Arts, London, until 20th July, is based on a suite of etchings taken from slices of human brain tissue. The project is a collaboration between Aldworth, master printer Nigel Oxley, and the Parkinson’s UK Brain Bank, and is the first Read the full article…

Madness Contested: Power and Practice (Review by Jonathan Gadsby)

Jonathan Gadsby, PhD candidate at Birmingham City University, reviews Steven Coles, Sarah Keenan and Bob Diamond, eds., Madness Contested: Power and Practice (Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books, 2013): It was impossible for me to read this new collection dispassionately and I will not be the only one. I found myself in turns punching the air and nervously Read the full article…

The S Factor (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The S Factor For Heidi Sometimes Craziness creates a Heightened Illumination of the Zeitgeist Originality its Privilege Humour its Revenge Every outsider Nonconformist work of art is an Ingenious Act of lunacy. © Sandy Jeffs 2013 Sandy Jeffs is an Australian poet and community educator. Her memoir Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living with Read the full article…

The Madwoman in This Poem (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The Madwoman in This Poem After Bronwen Wallace The Madwoman in this poem Lives on the twenty-second floor Of a block of flats Her husband and children gone Each day she waits for a letter That never comes Her wrists carry a flurry of scars Her arms are dotted with cigarette burns Every day she Read the full article…

Concepts of Mental Health (Call for Participants, British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Masterclass, April 2013)

BPPA Masterclass 2013 April 12th-13th University College London A unique opportunity for graduate researchers within the field of philosophy and mental health has just been announced. This year’s British Postgraduate Philosophy Association masterclass will be on concepts of mental health. A masterclass involves a mixture of seminars, group-workshops, presentations by students and experts and critical discussion. The small number Read the full article…

Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain (London, Spring 2013)

Charles Fernyhough, Director of Hearing the Voice and CMH affiliate, will be speaking on “Psychiatric and neurological knowledge of psychosis and its clinical representation in cinema” at a Cinema and Psychosis event on 17 March. For details visit the ‘films’ section of the Wonder: Art and Science on the Brain Website.

Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa – Dr Philip Thomas (Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland Public Lecture, Edinburgh, 11 March 2013)

The Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland is delighted to announce its second public lecture: Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa Dr Philip Thomas 11 March 2013 Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh Narrative Psychiatry and the Little Red Alfa:  Psychiatry is having to face Read the full article…