Exhaustion (One day workshop, University of Kent, Friday 25 October 2013)

Exhaustion Friday, 25 October, Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury Funded by the Wellcome Trust Organised by Anna Katharina Schaffner This interdisciplinary conference explores different medical, psychological and socio-political narratives on the origins of and cures for exhaustion. Experts from diverse disciplines (including psychiatrists, psychologists, social scientists, occupational health specialists, literary scholars and Read more…

Art in the Asylum: Preservation & Transformations

Dr Victoria Tischler, Associate Professor in Behavioural Sciences. Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, and curator of ‘Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry’ reflects on this exhibition. Art in the Asylum: preservation and transformations The exhibition ‘Art in the Asylum: Creativity and the Evolution of Read more…

Art in the Asylum: Creativity & the Evolution of Psychiatry (Exhibition, Nottingham, 7 September – 3 November 2013)

Art in the Asylum Exhibition & new installation “Marat Sade Bohnice” by Althea Thauberger Art in the Asylum: creativity and the evolution of psychiatry presents the first look at the evolution of artistic activity in British asylums from the early 1800s to the 1970s. Over nearly two centuries, the visual Read more…

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…

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…

“What is ‘mental illness’ today – five hard questions” Nikolas Rose (Public Seminar, University of Nottingham, 15 May 2013)

What is ‘mental illness’ today – five hard questions Professor Nikolas Rose 4.30pm, Wednesday 15 May B63, Law & Social Sciences Building, University Park, University of Nottingham Abstract:  In this talk I want to characterize the ‘territory’ of mental illness today by posing five hard questions that seem to me Read more…