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…

Altered Consciousness, 1918-1980 (CfP, Conference, Queen Mary, London, 16-17 November)

Altered Consciousness, 1918-1980 16-17 November 2013 Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS Closing date for submissions: 14 June 2013 Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University) This meeting will explore the theme of altered consciousness in relation to popular culture, psychology, philosophy, religion, medicine and literature during the period 1918-1980. Many literary and popular authors Read the full article…

Voicewalks: A Collaboration between Hearing the Voice and Stepaway Magazine (Call for creative submissions, 1 August 2013)

How do we experience the voices in our minds? How do voices help or hinder our navigation of familiar and unfamiliar spaces, when wandering alone or when moving through a crowd? Where do ‘hallucinated’ voices come from and how are they linked to specific places? How does it feel to ‘see and be seen’ when Read the full article…

Good Practice in Spirituality Conference (Durham, 10-12 July 2013)

The Durham University, the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health and the Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust would like to welcome you to the Good Practice in Spirituality Conference (10-12 July 2013, Durham). This conference is an opportunity to bring together people for whom spirituality is a major concern, with a selection of speakers, Read the full article…

Fully Funded medical humanities PhD Studentship in English Studies in conjunction with Hearing the Voice

A fully funded three-year doctoral studentship commencing on 1 May 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter is available to work with Professor Patricia Waugh and Professor Corinne Saunders (Department of English Studies) and members of the Hearing the Voice project team. The studentship will provide an annual tax-free stipend at the Research Councils UK 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.

Voice-Hearing in the Middle Ages: Hilary Powell and Corinne Saunders at the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (Durham University, 30 January 2013)

Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University and will be of particular interest to those working in ‘psychosis services’ or psychosis research. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who Read the full article…

Postdoctoral Fellowship working with Hearing the Voice and the Durham Book Festival

This is an exciting short-term postdoc opportunity working with the Hearing the Voice project and with New Writing North. See here for the full link. Postdoctoral Research Associate, AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund: Hearing the Voice at the Durham Book Festival Durham University: Philosophy Location:                    Durham City Faculty/Division:       Arts and Humanities Grade                         Grade 7 Position Read the full article…

Welcoming Dr Hilary Powell to the Centre for Medical Humanities

The Centre for Medical Humanities welcomes with great pleasure Dr Hilary Powell, who joins our research team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of English Studies. Hilary is one of three postdoctoral researchers appointed to the Hearing the Voice project. Hilary has a DPhil in Medieval History from the Read the full article…

Fully funded PhD studentship (Geography/Medical Humanities) to work on Hearing the Voice

A fully funded three-year doctoral studentship commencing in January 2013 (providing a £13590 tax-free stipend p.a. plus payment of full-time tuition fees at home/EU rate), is available to work with Dr Felicity Callard (Department of Geography/Centre for Medical Humanities) and members of the Hearing the Voice project team. Proposals are invited for a doctoral studentship Read the full article…