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Appel à communication – Les infirmières de la folie

Drawing of staff member represented as a pig Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org Patton State Hospital, San Bernardino, California: a staff member represented as a pig, asleep in a chair. Drawing by D.R. Wilder, ca. 1954. Wilder, Dudley Raymond, 1916-1957.  "The superior type (you know who)" One drawing of twelve in a sketchbook inscribed "Dudley R. Wilder". There is a record of a Dudley Raymond Wilder (1916-1957) who worked as a commercial artist in California from the 1930s to the 1950s and served as a staff sergeant in the US Marine Corps in 1943-1944. The quality of the drawings, and some of the military references, suggest they could well be by him, possibly in the last years of his life where confinement preceded an early death at the age of 41. Pencil drawing 1954 By: Dudley Raymond WilderPublished: [1954?] Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 4.0, see http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/page/Prices.html

Drawing of staff member represented as a pig Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Patton State Hospital, San Bernardino, California: a staff member represented as a pig, asleep in a chair. Drawing by D.R. Wilder, ca. 1954.

Les infirmières de la folie*

Histoire et évolution des soins infirmiers en psychiatrie au sein de l’espace francophone

 

85e congrès de l’ACFAS

Université McGill, Montréal

8 et 9 mai 2017

 

Responsables :

Alexandre Klein, Université Laval

Marie-Claude Thifault, Université d’Ottawa

Karine Aubin, Université d’Ottawa

Organisé dans le cadre du 85e Congrès de l’ACFAS, ce colloque propose de réunir des historiennes mais aussi des professionnelles de santé, afin d’étudier l’évolution du rôle de l’infirmières dans la prise en charge de la santé mentale. Il entend tout particulièrement se pencher sur l’expérience des infirmières en milieu psychiatrique comme dans les autres contextes de soin. Son ambition est de mettre en lumière les conditions de naissance et de transformations, dans l’espace francophone, des soins infirmiers psychiatriques en tant que spécialité à part entière. Il abordera pour ce faire l’histoire de la figure de l’infirmière psychiatrique ainsi que de l’ensemble des pratiques, discours et représentations qui participent à son travail de prise en charge de la folie. Il s’attardera également sur l’évolution de l’enseignement et de la formation qui lui sont offerts, ainsi que sur les éléments contribuant à l’affirmation de son champ de compétence comme d’une spécialité infirmière à part entière (création de revues spécialisées, de sociétés dédiées, organisation de congrès, etc.). Si les espaces canadiens, et plus particulièrement québécois, seront au centre de cette manifestation, les travaux ouvrant à la comparaison avec d’autres pays francophones seront tout particulièrement valorisés.

 

Les propositions attendues pourront concerner (liste non exhaustive) :

§  L’évolution de la figure de l’infirmière d’asile et de ses représentations

§  Les institutions de formation spécialisée et les enseignements qui y étaient proposés

§  Les revues spécialisées et les manifestations scientifiques dédiées au nursing psychiatrique

§  Les enjeux professionnels et syndicaux propre à cette spécialité

§  Le rôle spécifique de l’infirmière psychiatrique dans les équipes multidisciplinaires

§  L’impact du genre dans le développement des stratégies gouvernementales et institutionnelles en santé mentale

§  Les défis infirmiers entourant le projet de désinstitutionnalisation psychiatrique

§  Les relations du nursing psychiatrique comme spécialité avec le domaine général des sciences infirmières

 

Les chercheures ou professionnelles de santé intéressées sont invitées à soumettre avant le 20 février 2017 et à l’adresse suivante 301.ACFAS2017@gmail.com des propositions de communication individuelle de 20 minutes contenant :

·         Les noms et prénoms du (des) auteur(s)

·         Une adresse courriel de référence

·         L’université ou établissement de rattachement

·         Le titre de la communication envisagée

·         Un résumé de 250 mots maximum

·         Une courte biobibliographie des auteures

 

* Afin de faciliter la lecture du présent texte, nous avons employé le féminin comme genre neutre pour désigner aussi bien les femmes que les homme

Call for Paper – The Politics of the Mind. Mental hygiene in Europe in the Twentieth century

Dispensaire d'Hygiène Mentale à Charleroi dans les années 1950

Dispensaire d’Hygiène Mentale à Charleroi dans les années 1950

Call for panelists – Conference of the French History of the History of Science and Technology – Strasbourg 19-21 april 2017
The Politics of the Mind

Mental hygiene in Europe in the Twentieth century
Organized by Grégory Dufaud (CERMES3-CNRS) and Nicolas Henckes (CERMES3-CNRS)
If the notion of mental hygiene emerged in the 19th century, it became popular in the first third of the 20th century in most European and North American countries. It described what appeared as a new way of problematizing psychiatric practices and knowledge as well as their politicization. Mental hygiene was at first a reform project based on the promotion of both alternative ways of organizing assistance and preventative practices in psychiatry. These perspectives became reality with the creation of new psychiatric institutions by psychiatric reformers. In 1908 psychiatrist Gustav Kolb opened an “open” outpatient service for the mad in Bavaria in order to help patients reintegrate society. This service was conceived of as an addition to the asylum: outpatient treatment aimed at extending the treatments received during institutionalization. Mental hygiene did not only address psychiatric practices however: of its project was also to scientifically reorganize societies. This project had several intellectual sources. In France, psychiatrist Edouard Toulouse’s mental prophylaxis was a dimension of a more general concept of biocracy, which aimed at promoting a scientific government of France. Toulouse’s thinking was inspired by positivism and evolutionism as well as republicanism. More generally, the development of mental hygiene reflected the role played in European societies by scientific and political utopias inspired by the ideals of social reform as well as totalitarian ideologies.

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Call for paper – Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science

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The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) is inviting scholars working on the history or the philosophy of science to submit abstracts for  individual papers or proposals for sessio ns. The Society’s annual conference is part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences meeting in Toronto, Ontario, and will be held between May 27-29, 2017. The deadline for submitting abstra cts is January 20, 2017. Graduate students are eligible for the Richard Hadden Prize for Best Student Paper. For more information, please visit:  http://www.yorku.ca/csps1/ meeting.html

La Société canadienne d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences (SCHPS) invite les historiens et philosophes des sciences à soumettre un résumé pour une communication individuelle ou une proposition de séance. Le congrès annuel de la Société se tiendra du 27 au 29 mai 2017 dans le cadre du Congrès des sciences humaines à Toronto (Ontario). La date limite de soumission est le 20 janvier 2017. Les étudiant(e)s gradués peuvent concourir pour le prix Richard Hadden décerné au meilleur texte étudiant. Pour plus d’informations, visitez: http://www.yorku.ca/c sps1/meeting_fr.html

Call for Papers: Alcohol Flows Across Cultures (St Anne’s College, Oxford, June 2016)

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Wednesday 29 June 2016 – Thursday 30 June 2016

Location

St Anne’s College, Oxford

Details
Alcohol flows across cultures: drinking cultures in transnational and comparative perspective

International Research Symposium

Alcohol consumption is currently seen as a major public health hazard across the globe. The medicalisation of alcohol use has become a prominent discourse that guides policy makers and impacts public perceptions of alcohol and drinking. This symposium intends to map the historical and cultural dimension of these phenomena and to trace the development of changing attitudes to consumption and historical and contemporary representations of alcohol and drinking in different regions, from the pre-modern to the postcolonial period. Emphasis is on the connected histories of different regions and populations across the globe in terms of their consumption patterns, government policies, economics and representations of alcohol and drinking. This transnational perspective facilitates an understanding of the local, transnational and global factors that have had a bearing on alcohol consumption and legislation and on the emergence of particular styles of ‘drinking cultures’. A comparative approach helps identify similarities, differences and crossovers between particular regions and pinpoint the parameters that shape alcohol consumption, policies and perceptions. The exploration of plural drinking cultures within any one particular region, their association with particular social groups, and their continuities and changes in the wake of wider global, colonial and postcolonial economic, political and social constraints and exchanges will be important dimensions of analysis.

Compensation for travel expenditure and local hospitality during the conference is aimed at but cannot be guaranteed. The closing date for abstracts (300 words) is 10 January 2016. Please indicate the primary source base of your contribution in your abstract, and clearly state your research questions, aims and arguments.

Contact for submission of abstracts and for inquiries:
Professor Waltraud Ernst, wernst@brookes.ac.uk
Professor David Foxcroft, david.foxcroft@brookes.ac.uk

Call for Papers: “Does the History of Psychology Have a Future?”

The American Lightner Witmer, credited with coining the term "clinical psychology." From: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/history/witmertext.htm

The American Lightner Witmer, credited with being one of the early developers of clinical psychology. From: http://www.psych.upenn.edu/history/witmertext.htm


HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

CALL FOR PAPERS:

DOES THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY HAVE A FUTURE?

History of Psychology invites submissions for a special issue on the future of the history of psychology.

20 years ago, Kurt Danziger published an article with the provocative title, “Does the history of psychology have a future?” and it led to a great deal of comment and debate. The institutional position of the field does not seem to have improved in the meantime. The graduate program in history and theory of psychology at the University of New Hampshire was the only one of its kind in the USA and it was ended in 2009. Although the history of psychology is still widely taught at the undergraduate level, concerns have been expressed over a possible decline in the number of psychology departments offering the course. Professional historians have become increasingly prominent in the field. Could the subject eventually be handed over to them, as has already happened with the history of the physical sciences? Should this development be welcomed? There are many issues to be addressed.

We welcome contributions on any aspect of the subject. In order to get as many different perspectives as possible, we welcome contributions from authors in different disciplines (especially psychologists and historians), authors at different stages in their career (from graduate students to emeriti) and authors from different parts of the world. We are well aware that the current situation in the USA may not be representative of the situation elsewhere.

The submission deadline is July 15, 2015.

The main text of each manuscript, exclusive of figures, tables, references, or appendixes, should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (approximately 7,500 words). Initial inquiries regarding the special issue may be sent to the regular editor, Nadine Weidman (weidman@fas.harvard.edu) or the guest editor, Adrian Brock (adrian.c.brock@gmail.com).

Papers should be submitted through the regular submission portal for History of Psychology (http://www.apa.org/journals/hop/submission.html) with a cover letter indicating that the paper is to be considered for the special issue.

Call for Papers – “Psychiatry and other cultures: a historical perspective”

imagesCAO9NJ99Historically, psychiatry had to measure itself with various kinds of diversity (ethnic, cultural, religious, linguistic, gender), often labelling them as lacking, inferior or even dangerous.

The Centre for the History of Psychiatry of Reggio Emilia announces a study conference in order to focus on the various “encounters” psychiatry has had, since its origins, with those diversities.
In particular, presentations on the following issues are sought for:

  • Colonial psychiatry: contributions which, through case studies (e.g. biographies of psychiatrists, chronicles of mental hospitals, debates on scientific journals etc.), may expand our understanding of this topic reporting Italian and foreign experiences, also comparing different national traditions.
  • How psychiatry has dealt, as early as the nineteenth century, but especially in the last century, with the consequences of migration on the lives and mental health of millions of people. Papers concerning Italian emigration abroad (transoceanic and European) and also internal migration after World War II, are particularly welcome.
  • The history of ethnopsychiatry. Contributions on the origins of transcultural psychiatry as well as on the most significant representatives of this “boundary” discipline will be accepted,. We would like to promote research on the way ethnopsychiatry re-read the history of psychiatry and re-framed between mental illness, culture and care adopting an historical perspective.

Scholars of all experience levels are invited to submit proposals for papers, sending a Summary in Italian or English (max 500 words), by 31 March 2015. A completed application form (see attached) and Author’s curriculum vitae should by sent by email together with the Summary to the following email address: chiara.bombardieri@ausl.re.it (specifying in subject: Conference: Psychiatry and other cultures: a historical perspective).

The Scientific Committee of the Centre for the History of Psychiatry will screen submissions and chosen contributions will be included in the official program of the Conference by May 20152014. Conference proceedings will be published.

Museum of the History of Psychiatry S. Lazzaro, Reggio Emilia, Italy – September 2015, exact date to be confirmed

For info: chiara.bombardieri@ausl.re.it

Website http://www.ausl.re.it

The Scientific Committee of the Centre: Laura Carlini Fanfogna, Vinzia Fiorino, Gian Maria Galeazzi, Giorgia Lombardini, Roberto Macellari, Francesco Paolella, Paolo Francesco Peloso, Luca Pingani, Lisa Roscioni, Roberto Salati, Mauro Simonazzi, Luigi Tagliabue
The Executive Committee of the Centre: Gaddomaria Grassi, Mila Ferri, Giordano Gasparini, Elisabetta Farioli, Chiara Bombardieri
Conference Coordinator: Francesco Paolella
Conference Institutional Partners: AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Call for thesis abstracts

Antonio Martínez Anaya: Imposición del birrete a un nuevo Doctor. (Reproduction of a lost painting from the mid-17th century, oil on canvas, residing at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Antonio Martínez Anaya: Imposición del birrete a un nuevo Doctor. (Reproduction of a lost painting from the mid-17th century, oil on canvas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

 

In order to keep up with the latest research, h-madness is looking to expand its category “Dissertations”. The category will now feature abstracts of current dissertations in the history of psychiatry, psychology, mental health and mental illness.

Are you currently writing a dissertation on the history of psychiatry? We want to know all about it! Send us your thesis abstract (max. 500 words) and a matching illustration and we will be happy to publish it on this blog. Your abstract should be sent to: marina.lienhard [at] fsw.uzh.ch. This is an ongoing call: you can send us your abstract anytime.

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