Is psychiatry dying? The contemporary ‘legitimation crisis’ in psychiatry – Alistair Morgan (Durham University, 26 March 2014)

‘Is psychiatry dying? The contemporary ‘legitimation crisis’ in psychiatry’ Dr Alistair Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Sheffield Hallam University A Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis presentation Wednesday 26th March 2014, 5.30 – 7 pm Room ER143, Elvet Riverside Durham University, DH1 3JT This talk explores the contemporary “legitimation crisis” in psychiatry. Read more…

Picturing Thought: Voices, Visions and Demonic Encounters in the Early Middle Ages – Hilary Powell (Seminar, Durham, Thursday 13 March 2014)

The next seminar in the Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series, featuring a presentation by Dr Hilary Powell (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Medical Humanities and Department of English Studies) on ‘Picturing Thought: Voices, Visions and Demonic Encounters in the Early Middle Ages’, will take place in the Birley Room Read more…

Medical Humanities Showreel – New Video Introduces Cutting-Edge Research Funded by the Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust have just released a short video introducing the medical humanities and profiling projects which are currently supported through a range of funding schemes. Durham University’s Hearing the Voice project is featured from 2’46” – congratulations to CMH affiliate Prof Charles Fernyhough (shown here in conversation with Jacqui Read more…

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…

Current and Future Applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry (Workshop, Durham, 20 July 2013)

Current and Future Applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry Durham University 20th July 2013 As part of the celebrations marking the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology, we are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at Grey College, Durham University exploring the theme Current and Future applications of Phenomenology in Psychiatry. Read more…

Voice-Hearing in the Middle Ages: Hilary Powell and Corinne Saunders at the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (Durham University, 30 January 2013)

Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University and will be of particular interest to those working in ‘psychosis services’ or psychosis research. A warm welcome is also extended Read more…