Degeneration and the Cultural Birth of Schizophrenia – Phil Thomas Seminar Saturday 21 May

Degeneration and the Cultural Birth of Schizophrenia A seminar by Philip Thomas, psychiatrist, philosopher, author of The Dialectics of Schizophrenia and co-author of Postpsychiatry: Mental Health in a Postmodern World. Seminar 4 in the Newcastle Philosophical Society’s series “Schizophrenia –100 Years On” Saturday 21 May 2011, 2pm, The Cedar Room Read more…

Pybus Seminar in the History of Medicine – Elena Carrera, ‘Madness and Passions in Early Modern Spain’ – Wednesday 4 May

PYBUS SEMINAR IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE Sponsored by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine Supported by the Wellcome Trust ‘Madness and Passions in Early Modern Spain’ Dr Elena Carrera (Queen Mary, University of London) Wednesday 4th May 2011 5.30pm (Refreshments served from 5pm) Venue: Bedson Teaching Centre, Read more…

The Stimulated Body and the Arts – The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics Conference

‘The Stimulated Body and the Arts: The Nervous System and Nervousness in the History of Aesthetics’ International Interdisciplinary Conference Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease February 17 and 18 Hatfield College, Durham University, UK This conference will discuss the history of the relationship between aesthetics and medical understandings Read more…