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Art in the Asylum: Preservation & Transformations

Dr Victoria Tischler, Associate Professor in Behavioural Sciences. Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, and curator of ‘Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry’ reflects on this exhibition. Art in the Asylum: preservation and transformations The … Continue reading

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Art in the Asylum: Creativity & the Evolution of Psychiatry (Exhibition, Nottingham, 7 September – 3 November 2013)

Art in the Asylum Exhibition & new installation “Marat Sade Bohnice” by Althea Thauberger Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry presents the first look at the evolution of artistic activity in British asylums from the early … Continue reading

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“The Trade in Lunacy”: A Theatrical Examination of 18th Century Private Asylums (Coventry, 27-29 June 2013)

The Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine is delighted to announce a new public engagement collaboration with Talking Birds linked to Professor Hilary Marland’s research entitled: ‘Trade in Lunacy’, supported by the Wellcome Trust’s Centre Strategic Award; Situating Medicine: New Directions … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Asylum Geographies: Introducing a new social science blog by Kim Ross

Asylums possess fascinating geographies, with distinctive urban, local, regional, and environmental connections, with the sites and architecture of the former institutions carefully chosen by a variety of people, for very specific reasons. The blog Asylum Geographies explores these geographies and … Continue reading

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Asylum and Post Asylum Spaces – Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’ (Seminar, Durham University, 17 April)

Asylum and Post Asylum Spaces – Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’ Geography Seminar, Durham University 17 April 2012 Turner Room, Van Mildert College RSVP: To  Nicola Bramfitt by Friday 30 March 2012. 11.00 – 11.30              Coffee … Continue reading

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Echo of the Past: The Terrence Tower – A New Documentary about Psychiatric Space

Although we may prefer to think that asylum life is not part of living memory, spaces that once housed hundreds if not thousands of patients have been revisited in recent years by photographers, artists and filmmakers. Echo Of The Past: … Continue reading

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Confined Spaces: Considering Performance, Madness, and Psychiatry (CFP, Conference, Cambridge, September 2012)

Confined Spaces: Considering Performance, Madness, and Psychiatry 17th – 18th September 2012 Corpus Christi College Cambridge This interdisciplinary conference is part of an AHRC funded project to investigate the history of performance in, and about, psychiatric asylums and hospitals since … Continue reading

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