Conferences and Symposiums

25 Years of Madness and Modernism (Symposium, Durham 11 May 2018) Registrations Open

Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature and Thought is the magnum opus of the distinguished clinical psychologist and phenomenologist of psychopathology Louis A. Sass. Twenty-five years after its initial publication by Basic Books and then Harvard University Press, a revised edition, published by Oxford University Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

Jonathan M. Metzl – ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’ (Lecture, Durham University, 4th April 2014)

Professor Jonathan M. Metzl, Director of the Centre for Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University – ‘The Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia’ A public lecture presented by the Centre for Medical Humanities to be held at Arthur Holmes Lecture Theatre, Science Site, Durham University: Friday 4th Read more…

Seminars and Lectures

New Explorations of Inner Experience – Andrew Irving and Janis H Jenkins (Seminars Wednesday 18 September 2013, Durham University)

The Hearing the Voice project is hosting talks by two visiting anthropologists this Wednesday 18 September: Andrew Irving (University of Manchester), will be speaking on ‘Everyday (Ad)ventures in Ekphrastic Ethnography’ in the Henry Dyson Room (Hild-Bede) from 3.30 to 5pm. This will be followed by the Joint Special Interest Group Read more…

CMH Publications

‘Recovery’ in mental health: who judges, on what grounds, with what evidence, and which arguments?

The medical humanities have contributed greatly to research that addresses – conceptually, historically and empirically – whose perspective(s) are (and should be) privileged when judging the contours of illness and health. One research arena in which these questions currently have particular salience and urgency is that of research on ‘recovery’ Read more…

Centre for Medical Humanities