Tag Archives: Madness and psychopathology

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives: Exploring non-traditional texts, voices, and spaces

Alternative Psychiatric Narratives is a conference taking place at Birkbeck on 16-17 May 2014. One of its convenors, PhD candidate Janet Weston, considers some of its themes in relation to her own research.   When I began my PhD research … 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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The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia – Jonathan Metzl (Public Lecture, 4 April 2014, Durham University)

The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Professor Jonathan Metzl 5.30pm Friday 4 April 2014 Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Site, Durham University Abstract: Misperceptions that persons with schizophrenia are violent or dangerous lie at the heart … Continue reading

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Recovery Archive at the Wellcome Trust (Project and Symposium, Wellcome Trust, December 9 2013)

Professor Jerome Carson writes: A PhD researcher, Anna Sexton, who is an archivist, has established a Recovery Archive on the Omeka system. It features work from four people with lived experience of mental health problems. These are Peter Bullimore, Andrew Voyce, … Continue reading

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Paul Moloney, The Therapy Industry – Review by Jenny Laws

Jenny Laws, post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of Geography, Durham University, reviews Paul Moloney, The Therapy Industry: The Irresistible Rise Of The Talking Cure, And Why It Doesn’t Work (London: Pluto Press, 2013). You … Continue reading

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Conference Review: “Philosophy and Psychiatry: The Next Hundred Years”

Anthony Fernandez, graduate student in Philosophy at the University of South Florida,  writes: This year the fifteenth annual meeting of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry took the rather grand form of a tripartite traveling symposium entitled, Philosophy and … Continue reading

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