Conferences and Symposiums

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology (Conference, London, 8 October 2013)

Power and pitfalls of psychopathology: Marking 100 years since the publication of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology Tuesday 8 October 2013 Royal Society Of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE A joint meeting with the Maudsley Philosophy Group in association with the London Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Read more…

Thought Pieces

The S Factor (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The S Factor For Heidi Sometimes Craziness creates a Heightened Illumination of the Zeitgeist Originality its Privilege Humour its Revenge Every outsider Nonconformist work of art is an Ingenious Act of lunacy. © Sandy Jeffs 2013 Sandy Jeffs is an Australian poet and community educator. Her memoir Flying with Paper Read more…

CMH Publications

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (New Book edited by Prof Chris Cook

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited by Professor Chris Cook is now available for pre-order (£45.00). In 2010 a Durham conference on Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health was made possible by support from the Guild of Health. The conference was attended by more than one hundred delegates, from a variety of different professional and academic Read more…

Call for Papers

Altered Consciousness, 1918-1980 (CfP, Conference, Queen Mary, London, 16-17 November)

Altered Consciousness, 1918-1980 16-17 November 2013 Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS Closing date for submissions: 14 June 2013 Keynote speaker: Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University) This meeting will explore the theme of altered consciousness in relation to popular culture, psychology, philosophy, religion, medicine and literature during the period 1918-1980. Read more…

Jobs

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow: T. Ferguson Rodger: ‘social psychiatry’, ‘mad dreaming’, and ‘rethinking mental health’

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow: T. Ferguson Rodger: ‘social psychiatry’, ‘mad dreaming’, and ‘rethinking mental health’ Professor of Psychological Medicine at Glasgow University (1948-1973) and consultant psychiatrist at Glasgow hospitals, Thomas Ferguson Rodger (1907-1978) straddled a time of massive change when older ‘asylum-based’ psychiatry was challenged Read more…

Centre for Medical Humanities