Lecture Andrew Scull – Dr. Guislain Museum


On Thursday 10 December Andrew Scull’s recent book, Madness in Civilization, will be presented in the Dr. Guislain Museum. This book gives an overview of the complex history of ‘madness’ and our attempts at care in a fascinating and visual way. On the occasion of the new publication, Andrew Scull gives a lecture on some aspects of this intriguing history.
A ndrew Scull is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego. He has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and at Princeton. His many publications include Museums of Madness; Social Order/Mental Disorder; The Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, 1700–1900; Masters of Bedlam; Madhouse: A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine; and Madness: A Very Short Introduction. He has also published numerous articles and reviews in leading journals, including the TLS, The Lancet and Brain.
Thursday 10 December at 8:00 p.m. at the Dr. Guislain Museum, Jozef Guislainstraat 43, 9000 Ghent, Belgium. Subscribe via info@museumdrguislain.be, 5 euros entry per person

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