History & Philosophy of Psychology Section of the BPS Annual Conference
25-27 March, 2013
University of Surrey, Guildford
DSM: The History, Theory, and Politics of Diagnosis
Keynote Speaker: Professor Ian Parker
2013 marks the 40-year anniversary of the vote by the members of the American Psychiatric Association to remove ‘homosexuality’ from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). 2013 is also the publication date of the fifth edition of the DSM.
To mark this anniversary and this event, the History and Philosophy Section have themed the 2013 conference ‘DSM: The History, Theory and Politics of Diagnosis.’ Individual papers or symposia in any area dealing with conceptual and historical issues in Psychology, broadly defined, are invited.
The conference is open to independent and professional scholars inall relevant fields, not just Section or British Psychological Society members. A limited number of bursaries will be available to students who have had their paper accepted for presentation.
All submissions (abstracts of 200 words) should be sent via email to Dr Geoff Bunn: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 14 December 2012. Further information is available on the Section’s website.