New issue – History of the Human Sciences

A new issue of History of the Human Sciences is available online:
1 December 2010; Vol. 23, No. 5 

 


Articles

Durkheim, Jamesian pragmatism and the normativity of truth
Warren Schmaus
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 1-16
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/1
Sexual science and self-narrative: epistemology and narrative technologies of the self between Krafft-Ebing and Freud
Paolo Savoia
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 17-41
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/17
Liberating sex, knowing desire: scientia sexualis and epistemic turning points in the history of sexuality
Howard H. Chiang
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 42-69
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/42
The case of the disappearing dilemma: Herbert Blumer on sociological method
Martyn Hammersley
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 70-90
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/70
On the relationships between social theory and natural law: lessons from Karl Löwith and Leo Strauss
Daniel Chernilo
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 91-112
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/91
Foucault’s and Arendt’s ‘insider view’ of biopolitics: a critique of Agamben
Claire Blencowe
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 113-130
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/113
‘This war for men’s minds’: the birth of a human science in Cold War America
Janet Martin-Nielsen
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 131-155
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/131
From Milgram to Zimbardo: the double birth of postwar psychology/psychologization
Jan De Vos
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 156-175
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/156
Schizophrenia, reification and deadened life
Alastair Morgan
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 176-193
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/23/5/176
Review Symposium: The Fremdling of Teleology, or: On Roger Smith’s Being Human: Roger Smith, Being Human: Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2007. viii + 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-7498-1
Angus Nicholls
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 194-201
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/23/5/194
Humanity without Vico: Roger Smith, Being Human: Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2007. viii + 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-7498-1
Steve Fuller
History of the Human Sciences 2010;23 202-206
http://hhs.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/23/5/202

This Table of Contents is available online at: http://hhs.sagepub.com/content/vol23/issue5/?etoc

2011-2012 Research Fellowships – Countway Library of Medicine



Two fellowships are available from Harvard’s Countway Library for 2011-2012:

1. The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine
(Deadline: February 1st, 2011)

The Francis A. Countway Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides a stipend of up to $5,000 to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible period between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012. Besides conducting research, the fellow will submit a report on the results of his/her residency and may be asked to present a seminar or lecture at the Countway Library. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway has resources central to the research topic. Preference will be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway. The application, outlining the proposed project (proposal should not exceed five pages), length of residence, materials to be consulted, and a budget with specific information on travel, lodging, and research expenses, should be submitted, along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation, by February 1, 2011.

Applications should be sent to:

Countway Fellowships
Center for the History of Medicine
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

The Boston Medical Library’s Abel Lawrence Peirson Fund provides support for the fellowship program. The Boston Medical Library is a physicians’ non-profit organization, incorporated in 1877. Its mission is “to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people.” Today there are over 300 fellows of the Boston Medical Library. In 1960, the Boston Medical Library entered into an agreement with the Harvard Medical School Library to combine staff, services, and collections into one modern biomedical facility. The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine opened in 1965 and ranks as one of the largest biomedical libraries in the world.

2. The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Research Fellowships
(Deadline: March 1st, 2011)

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine will provide one $5000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1st 2011 – June 31st 2012. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Preference will be given to projects that deal specifically with women physicians or other health workers or medical scientists, but proposals dealing with the history of women’s health issues may also be considered.

Manuscript collections which may be of special interest include the recently-opened Mary Ellen Avery Papers, the Leona Baumgartner Papers, and the Grete Bibring Papers (find out more about our collections at http://www.countway.harvard.edu/awm). Preference will be given to those who are using collections from the Center’s Archives for Women in Medicine, but research on the topic of women in medicine using other material from the Countway Library will be considered. Preference will also be given to applicants who live beyond commuting distance of the Countway, but all are encouraged to apply, including graduate students.
Application requirements

Applicants should submit a proposal (no more than two pages) outlining the subject and objectives of the research project, length of residence, historical materials to be used, and a project budget (including travel, lodging, and research expenses), along with a curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation by March 1st, 2011. The fellowship proposal should demonstrate that the Countway Library has resources central to the research topic.

Applications should be submitted to:

Foundation Research Fellowships
Archives for Women in Medicine
Countway Library
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

Additional details are available at https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/chom/fellowships/about.html#3

Psychiatric Times: What Universities are Teaching About the History of Psychiatry

Psychiatric Times is now featuring its December blog installment from the editors at H-Madness.  In “What Are Universities and Colleges Teaching About the History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness,” Greg Eghigian offers some cursory reflections on the series about teaching that H-Madness ran back in August and September.  He discusses what the syllabi and comments of instructors tell us about who is teaching what about the history of psychiatry, psychotherapy, and mental illness, and he offers some suggestions for improving the scope of course content.  You can read the piece here.  Remember, however, you must register in order to access articles on the site, but registration is free.

New Issue – History of Psychiatry


Articles

Care of the insane in Lübeck during the 17th and 18th centuries
Horst Dilling, Hans Peter Thomsen, and Fritz Hohagen
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 371-386
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/371
From stack-firing to pyromania: medico-legal concepts of insane arson in British, US and European contexts, c.1800-1913. Part 2
Jonathan Andrews
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 387-405
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/387
Forgotten paths: culture and ethnicity in Catalan mental health policies (1900-39)
Josep M Comelles
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 406-423
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/406
‘War neurosis’ during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39)
Olga Villasante
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 424-435
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/424
Diagnostic politics: the curious case of Kanner’s syndrome
Kurt Jacobsen
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 436-454
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/436
One hundred years after Sigmund Freud’s lectures in America: towards an integration of psychoanalytic theories and techniques within psychiatry
Leon Hoffman
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 455-470
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/455
Malaria fever therapy for general paralysis of the insane in Denmark
Jesper Vaczy Kragh
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 471-486
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/471
‘Divisions of Personality and Spiritism’ by Alfred Binet (1896)
Carlos S Alvarado
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 487-500
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/487
The end of the asylum era in Central-Eastern Europe
Gábor Gazdag, Brigitta Baran, Zoltán Rihmer, and Max Fink
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 501-504
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/4/501
Book Review: Carol Berkenkotter, Patient Tales: Case Histories and the Uses of Narrative in Psychiatry, The University of South Carolina Press: Columbia, 2008; 201 pp.: 9781570037610, $39.95 (hbk)
Allan Beveridge
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 505-506
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/21/4/505
Research on the history of psychiatry: Dissertation Abstracts, 2009 (Part 1)
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 507-510
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/21/4/507
The Supercourse: appeal for lectures on the history of medicine and science
History of Psychiatry 2010;21 511
http://hpy.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/21/4/511

Histoire sociale/Social history

The May 2010 issue of the Canadian academic journal Histoire sociale / Social history has just been added to the online MUSE project database.  In this particular issue, you’ll find an article by Danielle Terbenche entitled A solider in the service of his country”: Dr. William Rees, Professional Identity, and the Toronto Temporary Asylum, 1819-1874. The abstract reads:

The first medical superintendent of the Toronto Lunatic Asylum, physician Dr. William Rees, found his tenure from 1841 to 1845 marked by financial struggle, extensive administrative conflict, and physical injury. His personality along with these events have given rise to negative portrayals of Rees as an inept administrator. Less known are his social contributions beyond his asylum work. A more extensive assessment of Rees suggests the value of his biography as a study of Upper Canadian professional and class status. While Rees’s occupational endeavours before 1841 enhanced his status, negative experiences at the asylum changed this pattern and caused an ongoing decline in his social status after 1845.

Conference – European Conceptions of “Life”: Biology, Psychology, Philosophy 1850-1950

The Consortium for Intellectual and Cultural History and
the Remarque Institute at New York University
present a conference in european intellectual history:

European Conceptions of ‘Life': Biology, Psychology, Philosophy 1850-1950
Friday, December 10, 2010

Perched between different conceptions and practices of the life sciences, philosophy, historical inquiry and political purpose, the concept of life emerged in the later nineteenth century as a site of tension in and between different movements that drew upon its manifold ties and used it at times in a vague and popular and at others in highly precise fashion. What kind of “vague” concept was this? How did it become useful, what confusions and contrasts did it allow for, and how did different different disciplines and sciences take up its very notion? This conference aims to present different ways in which conceptions of life in the life sciences, especially in biology and psychology facilitated problems, concepts, and a guides of philosophical, scientific, and political thought.

Conference Program 

9:45-10 Introduction (Stefanos Geroulanos, NYU History)

10:00-12:30 Moderator: Anson Rabinbach (History, Princeton University)

Jan Goldstein (History, University of Chicago)
The Tocqueville-Gobineau Correspondence: Political Affiliations of the Flesh, circa 1850
Knox Peden (History, Tulane University and University of Queensland)
The Alkaline of Recapitulation: Haeckel and History
Ben Kafka (Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University)
The Destiny of Anatomy (On Marie Bonaparte)


12:30-2:00
Lunch Break

2:00-3:45 Moderator: Andreas Killen (History, City College of New York)

Camille Robcis (History, Cornell University)
Child Psychoanalysis in France and the Oedipalization of Life
Stefanos Geroulanos (History, New York University) and Todd Meyers (Anthropology, Wayne State University)
Kurt Goldstein and the 1930s Revision of Physiology

4:15-6:00 Moderator: Bruno Strasser (History of Science, Yale University)

Ruth Leys (Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University):
Vital Affects: Historical and Theoretical Reflections

Benjamin Lazier (History, Reed College):
Biospherics: Globalizing Life in the Twentieth Century

The conference will be held at the Remarque Institute Seminar Room
King Juan Carlos Center Room 324. 53 Washington Square South.
New York University. New York, NY 10012

Please note that space is limited. If you would like to attend, please reply to jennifer.ren@nyu.edu and RSVP.

Deinstitutionalisation in psychiatry as a possible resource

A Romanian – Italian symposium of Psychiatry took place at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” (Bucharest) on November 25-26 2010. Here is the program:

DEINSTITUTIONALISATION IN PSYCHIATRY AS A POSSIBLE RESOURCE

Romanian – Italian symposium of Psychiatry

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”- Aula Magna

(Bucharest, 25th and 26th November 2010)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 2010

8.45 – 10.10

Arrival of participants, introduction speeches

Panel 1

The Romanian and Italian experience of deinstitutionalisation in psychiatry

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Pompilia DEHELEAN, Head of The Romanian Association of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Pro-rector and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, UMF “Victor Babes” Timisoara

10.20

Matt MUIJEN, Regional Adviser for Mental Health WHO Regional Office for Europe - Challenges for community based mental health services in Europe

10.40

Prof. Dr. Ileana BOTEZAT ANTONESCU, President of the Romanian Federation of Psychotherapy, Director of The National Centre of Mental Health and Fight against Drugs Bucharest – Deinstitutionalization in mental health services in Romania – between aspiration and reality

11.00

Dr. Lorenzo TORESINI, psychiatrist ASL Merano – Deinstitutionalisation in Italy: Franco Basaglia and the introduction of ethics in the medical treatment

11.20

Prof. Dr. Dan PRELIPCEANU, Medical Director at “Prof. Dr. Alexandru Obregia” Psychiatry Hospital Bucharest – A reformation project of the mental health services – sources, solutions, and limits. A critical approach.

11.40

Prof. Dr. Luigi ATTENASIO, Director of the Mental Health Department of the ASL Rome C, National President of „Psichiatria Democratica Europa”

Dr. Walter GALLOTTA, Director of the psychiatric hospital service unit “Diagnosis and Treatment” S. Giovanni Hospital, Rome

Dr. Angelo DI GENNARO - Basaglia theories and practices in a Mental Health Department of a metropolitan city: towards the implementation of international development programmes in co-operation with an NGO (CESVI)

12.00

Dr. Patrizia D’ONOFRIO, psychologist, ASL E Rome – Changes in the role of the care function following the law no. 180: an impressive challenge and a creative engagement

12.20

Dr. Roberto MEZZINA, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre – Trieste Mental Health DepartmentDeinstitutionalization in East European countries: the role of WHO Collaborating Centre of Trieste in the reform process

12.40

Dr. Bogdana TUDORACHE, President of the Romanian League for Mental Health and Raluca NICA, psychologist, Director of the Romanian League for Mental Health – The role of NGOs in the development of mental health in Romania

13.00

Public debate

13.30

Lunch break

Panel 2

Overcoming contention as a milestone for deinstitutionalisation

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tudor UDRIŞTOIU, Scientific secretary UMF Craiova

15.00

Dr. Bruno NORCIO, Deputy Director of Mental Health Department of Trieste and former Head of Psychiatric Emergency Service – Overcoming of contention. How can it be done?

15.20

Dr. Gaetano INTERLANDI, psychiatrist Caltagirone Catania – SPDC no restraint in the middle of a decentralised organization

15.40

Prof. Dr. Luigi ATTENASIO, Director of the Mental Health Department of the ASL Rome C, National President of „Psichiatria Democratica Europa”, Dr. Walter GALLOTTA, Director of the psychiatric hospital service unit “Diagnosis and Treatment” S. Giovanni Hospital, Rome and Dr. Angelo DI GENNARO – Reciprocity: against containment and in favour of  the dialogue with madness

16.00

John JENKINS, President of the International Mental Health Collaborating Network (IMHCN) – Whole life-recovery approach in community mental health

16.20

Prof. Dr. Florin TUDOSE, Dean of Psychology and Sociology Faculty, ”Spiru Haret” University Bucharest – Immobilization and contention as an aggression

16.40

Prof. Dr. Mirela MANEA, Head of the Department of Medical Psychiatry and Psychology, the Faculty of Dentistry UMF “Carol Davila” Bucharest – The careful surveillance versus the close observation for the patients with mental disorders

17.00

Public debate

17.30

End of the first day

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2010

8.45

Arrival of participants

9.10

The speech of Prof.Dr. Virgil PAUNESCU, Presidential Counsellor

Panel 3

Treatment through social inclusion. Cooperation, self-support, social assistance.

Chairman: Dr. Gianfranco PALMA, Director of the Mental Health Department ASL E Rome

9.20

Prof. Dr. Aurel NIREŞTEAN, Head of Department and General Chancellor UMF Tg. Mures – Deinstitutionalization and de-stigmatization

9.40

Dr. Gianfranco PALMA, Director of the Mental Health Department ASL E Rome – Changes in the culture and welfare systems in the process of social inclusion

10.00

Dr. Ruggero BRAZZALE, psychologist, Bassano del Grappa – Innovation models in the mental health services in the Mures region: the Marostica project.

10.20

Vasile GAFIUC, President of The Regional Association of Adult Education, Suceava – The role of NGOs in the process of decentralisation of the psychiatric system

10.40

Dr. Ilario VOLPI, psychologist, President of the integrated cooperative “Il Grande Carro” in Rome – Integrated cooperatives and the process of deinstitutionalisation

11.00

Dr. Mircea DRAGAN, Ploiesti Municipal Hospital – Disorganization in mental health from Prahova County

11.20

Coffee break

11.40

Dr. Jean-Yves FEBEREY, Head of Department, Henri-Guérin Hospital (Department of Var, France), doctor at Centre médical de la Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale – Disorganization in mental health in France today

12.00

Prof. Dr. Alexandru PAZIUC, Psychiatric Hospital Campulung Moldovenesc – The role of the mobile team in the process of social inclusion of people with severe mental problems

12.20

Dr. Magda GHEORGHIU, MD Psychiatric Hospital Siret – Attempts to reintegrate people mentally retarded from institutions

12.40

Dr. Luigi LEONORI, psychologist, President of SMES-Europe – Psychic suffering and precariousness: prevention and  participation

13.00

Public debate

13.30

Lunch break

Panel 4

De-institutionalization in Eastern Europe and CIS States

Chairman: Prof. Luciano Sorrentino, Director of Mental Health Department “Franco Basaglia” ASL TO2, Professor of History of Psychiatry, Psychology Department, University of Torino

15.00

Dr. Nermana MEHIC-BASARA, MSc, neuropsychiatrist, Director of the Institute for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse of Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina – From Centralised Services toward Community Based Psychiatry – Experiences from Bosnia and Herzegovina

15.20

Manana SHARASHIDZE M.D, psychiatrist, Director of the Georgian Association for Mental Health – Opportunities and obstacles for future de-institutionalization in Georgia

15.40

Dr. Markku SALO, Head of Research, The Finnish Central Association for Mental Health – From charity to productivity of persons. The importance of the protagonist in the individual

16.00

Public debate

16.30

Final remarks and conclusions of the symposium

Prof. Dr. Ileana ANTONESCU BOTEZAT

Dr. Lorenzo TORESINI

Dr. Patrizia D’ONOFRIO

To see the pdf of the program, click here.

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