Podcast: Madness Between Medieval Islamic and Contemporary Perspectives

St. Cross College, University of Oxford held a conference in March 2010 entitled “Madness Between Medieval Islamic and Contemporary Perspectives.”  The interdisciplinary conference brought together historians of medieval Islamic history and contemporary psychiatrists to discuss the nature and history of madness.  Topics covered included: the treatment of depression at the court of Saladin, medieval hospitals, mad poets, and love-sickness.

Lectures and respondent comments from the conference were recorded and are now available for free as a podcast.  Click here to link to the iTunes store.

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