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…

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums: “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” Seminar 27 April

On the 50th anniversary of Erving Goffman’s Asylums:  “What would Goffman have made of today’s PFI asylums?” A Durham Qualitative Health Research Group Seminar by Dr Ian Spencer Wednesday 27th April, 12—2pm The Pennington Room, Grey College, Durham. A light buffet lunch will be provided at 12pm: please reply to Read more…

The Peopled Wound

What does it mean to hear voices that others cannot? (‘auditory verbal hallucinations’ in psychiatric parlance’) Many, perhaps most, would claim it to be a symptom of a brain disease or a mental illness. Indeed, hearing voices is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a Read more…

Between Sedgwick and Szasz: Schizophrenia as ‘Illness’ and ‘Myth’ – Seminar Monday 18 April 7pm

Mark Creswell, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University Between Sedgwick and Szasz: Schizophrenia as ‘Illness’ and ‘Myth’ Seminar 3 in the Newcastle Philosophical Society’s series “Schizophrenia –100 Years On” Monday 18th April 2011, 7pm, The Cedar Room (Upstairs at the Dog and Parrot, 52 Clayton Street West, Newcastle, NE1 Read more…