Workshop: psychiatry in the 19th and 20th century from a transnational perspective (21-22 November 2018, Luxembourg)

The workshop ‘psychiatry in the 19th and 20th century from a transnational perspective’ can be of interest to h-madness readers. The workshop will take place on 21-22 November 2018 at the University of Luxembourg. It is organized by Benoît Majerus & Eva Andersen. For further information:


DAY 1 — 21 November 2018
Black Box – Maison des Sciences Humaines, University of Luxembourg

17h30-17h45 Registration and beginning of day 1

17h45-18h00 Welcome word and introduction of keynote speaker

18h00-19h00 Keynote lecture: Psychiatry in Global, Local, Transnational and Connected Context (by Waltraud Ernst, Oxford Brookes University)

19h00-20h00 Dinner with speakers @Dimi Si (Belval)


DAY 2 — 22 November 2018
3.070 – Maison du Savoir, University of Luxembourg

8h45-9h00 Beginning of day 2

9h00-9h30 Following in Bowlby’s footsteps: transnational processes and the travelling of child psychiatric knowledge in post-war Europe (by Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, Linköping University & Frank van der Horst, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

9h30-10h00 How to deal with institutions? A history of European psychiatry in the middle of the 20th century (by Heloise Haliday, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité)

10h00-10h30 Balkan Transmitter: Yugoslavia and the Transnational Flow of
Psychiatric Knowledge (by Matt Savelli, McMaster University)

10h30-11h00 Coffee break

11h00-11h30 London County Council, its Mental Health Policy and the Politics of
International Consultation: 1888-1918 (by Rob Ellis, University of Huddersfield)

11h30-12h00 The non-restraint method: a case-study into (trans)national knowledge
dissemination in the 19th and early 20th century (by Eva Andersen, University of Luxembourg)

12h00-12h30 Transformation of Psychiatry in Post-Communist China: Case of
Neurasthenia (by Simon/Shuxi Yin, Hefei University of Technology)

12h30-13h30 Lunch

13h30-14h00 Nordic Decline: Transnationalising the Conceptual History of
Degeneration Theory within Scandinavian Psychiatry (by Rebecka Klette, Birkbeck, University of London)

14h00-14h30 Atlantic Slavery and the Free Air and Family Life Model of Mental Health
(by Wendy Gonaver, independent scholar)

14h30-15h00 “On the periphery”: psychiatrists on Soviet Western borderlands (1918-
1945) (by Andrei Zamoiski, Freie Universität Berlin)

15h00-15h30 Coffee break

15h30-16h00 Koro as a Paradigm in Transcultural Psychiatry: Global Circulations
Between China and the West (by Howard Hsueh-Hao Chiang, University of California)

16h00-17h00 Discussion with participants and closing remarks

17h00 End of conference

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