At the University of Oulu, Finland, a network to coordinate research in the Nordic countries on Madness Studies has been created recently. This group is now keen on expanding the network beyond this rather small geographical area.
The main purpose of Madness Studies is to provide a useful platform for communication, cooperation and collaboration across national borders and disciplinary boundaries. At this early stage, the primary goal is to compile data about scholars, doctoral students and research groups involved in research activities, as well as inform about conferences, journals, books and primary sources. Potential future forms of activities include a founding of a society and organization of meetings devoted to the multidisciplinary aspects of madness.
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