Tag Archives: history of psychiatry

The Mental Health Recovery Archive, The Wellcome Trust – review of its ‘soft launch’ (9 December 2013)

Roz Oates, a doctoral student in Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, who is also part of the Hearing the Voice research team, writes: The Mental Health Recovery Archive at the Wellcome Trust On Monday 9 December, … Continue reading

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Alternative Psychiatric Narratives (CfP, Postgraduate & ECR Conference, Birkbeck, 16-17 May 2014)

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London Chair: Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck In recent years, historians of psychiatry have heeded Roy Porter’s call to produce psychiatric histories from the patient’s point of … Continue reading

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Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ (CfP, Conference, 12 May 2014, Queen Mary)

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ Monday 12th May 2014 Queen Mary, University of London. We are interested in work that takes historical perspectives on the various diagnostic categories typified by those of ‘moral insanity’, ‘psychopathy’, and ‘personality disorder’. We … Continue reading

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From Moral Treatment to Psychological Therapies: Psychotherapeutics from the York Retreat to the Present Day (Conference, London, 11–13 October 2013)

FROM MORAL TREATMENT TO PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES: PSYCHOTHERAPEUTICS FROM THE YORK RETREAT TO THE PRESENT DAY University College London, 11th-13th October 2013 The conference programme is now online (though note that timings are subject to change). To register, please click here.  

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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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Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5 I have spent the last few months gorging on DSM–5 media discussions. (All too often I have felt as though I have been ingesting too many empty, sugar-spiked calories.) I had promised myself, then, that I … Continue reading

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