Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces: Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’ (Workshop, Glasgow, 30 January 2013)

Dr Jennifer Laws (postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Medical Humanities) is one of the co-organizers of the second of a 2-part collaborative seminar between the Universities of Durham and Glasgow on ‘Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces’. The purpose of the two events has been to explore new and emerging approaches to asylum and post-asylum landscapes in institutional care settings, as well as broader ideas of asylum, shelter, treatment and care in both historical and contemporary contexts.  This on-going collaboration is a legacy from a session on the same theme at the International Medical Geography Symposium in Durham, 2011. The programme is below.

Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces – Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’

January 30th 2013, University of Glasgow 10:30-17:15

School of Geographical & Earth Sciences

Room 311, East Quadrangle


10:30 – 11:00                          Coffee and Introductions 11:00 – 12:30                          Presentations Anna Schliehe: ‘It rips my knittin’ – The nature and experience of spaces of confinement for girls and young women in Scotland Sarah Curtis: Compassionate containment? Balancing technical safety and therapy in the design of psychiatric wards Kim Ross: Landscape of Care: How Glasgow negotiated the ‘Asylum Age’   12:30 – 13:30                          Lunch and Poster Display   13:30-14:00                             Presentation and Discussion Hester Parr: Teaching ‘Asylum Week’   14:00 – 15:30                          Presentations Jenny Laws: From what am I running?  Refuge and retreat in post-institutional asylum. Cheryl McGeachan: ‘Seeking asylum, somewhere’: R.D. Laing and the alternative spaces of asylum Mark Gallacher: TBA 15:30 – 16:00                          Tea/coffee   16:00 – 17:15                          Discussion led by Chris Philo and Sarah Curtis  


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