CHMD Research Seminar

Friday 12 February 2010

Experimentalizing Hypnosis in the 1880s-1890s. Psychiatry, Culture and Modernity 12:30pm , Queen’s Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, Seminar Room , Dr Emese Lafferton (University of Edinburgh)

Friday 5 March 2010

‘Arbitrary negative conclusions’? Determining psychiatric knowledge during the 1970s – the case of the Feingold diet 12:30pm , Queen’s Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, Seminar Room , Matthew Smith (University of Exeter)

Conference – Stuart Kirk in Brussels

PLEST (Platform for the Studies of Science and Technology)

La plateforme « Normes, genre et sexualités » de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles

Vous invitent à la conférence de :

Stuart Kirk

Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA School of Public Affairs

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the Illusion of Progress in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Le lundi 15 mars 2010 à 18h00

(ULB, campus du Solbosch, H2215)

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En outre, un séminaire de recherche avec Stuart Kirk sera organisé le

Mardi 16 mars 2010 de 10h00 à 12h00

Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, local P 61

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Les malades dans l’Institution psychiatrique au XXe siècle (7 avril 2010)

Les malades dans l’Institution psychiatrique au XXe siècle
Abbaye de l’Epau – 7 avril 2010
Programme des interventions
  • Aude Fauvel (Maison française d’Oxford), « Bedlam ou Charenton ? Vivre à l’asile en 1900, témoignages de patients français et britanniques ».
  • Isabelle von Bueltzinglsoewen (Maitre de conférences à l’université Lyon II), « Les débats sur l’internement dans l’entre-deux-guerres »
  • H. Guillemain (Maitre de conférences à l’Université du Maine), « Charles et Félix. Figures du bon malade : du secrétaire au délégué de pavillon. »
  • Emmanuel Delille (Institut für Europäische Geschichte, chercheur associé au Centre Marc Bloch de Berlin), « Le Bon Sens (1949-1974) de l’Association d’Entraide Psycho-Sociale Féminine d’Eure et Loir : expression, intégration, puis détachement des malades vis-à-vis du service d’Henri Ey ».
  • Benoit Majerus (FNRS Université libre de Bruxelles), « Dire la folie. Expériences de patients psychiatriques (1930-1980)».
  • Jean Christophe Coffin (maitre de conférences à l’Université Paris V René Descartes), « Face à la violence du patient. Permanences, évidences, recompositions ».
  • V. Guérin (université d’Angers), « La Mise en place de la sectorisation : une transition dans l’organisation de l’hôpital psychiatrique et dans la vie des malades : Sainte-Gemmes-sur-Loire 1971-1977. »
  • Nicolas Henckes (sociologue, Cermes, CNRS/INSERM/EHESS/UPD), « Entre « nos malades » et « le docteur », l’UNAFAM et la représentation des familles face à la psychiatrie, 1960-1990 ».
  • C. Fromentin (Médecin, ASM 13), « Les hearing voicers »

For more informations, click here.

CFP – Geschichte(n) von Gesundheit und Krankheit. Medizin und Psychiatrie im 20. Jahrhundert in Österreich

Verein für Sozialgeschichte der Medizin (Carlos Watzka); Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie (Elisabeth Dietrich-Daum); Institut für Zeitgeschichte der Universität Innsbruck (Wolfgang Weber); Psychiatrische Abteilungen des LKH Rankweil (Albert Lingg); Arbeitskreis für Vorsorge- und Sozialmedizin (Günter Diem); Stadtarchiv Dornbirn (Werner Matt), Dornbirn (Vorarlberg) 10.06.2010-12.06.2010, Stadtarchiv Dornbirn
Deadline: 31.03.2010

Auch 2010 wird der österreichische Verein für Sozialgeschichte der Medizin eine Jahrestagung veranstalten, diesmal in Zusammenarbeit mit den genannten Kooperationspartnern in Westösterreich.

Die Tagung soll es allen an der Geschichte der Medizin, insbesondere der Psychiatrie Interessierten und den aktiv hierzu Forschenden ermöglichen, ihre Forschungsergebnisse und Projekte zu Fragen der österreichischen Medizin- bzw. Psychiatriegeschichte zu präsentieren und zu diskutieren, wobei diesmal das 20. Jahrhundert im Zentrum der Tagung stehen wird. Aus diesem Grund möchten wir Interessierte aus allen Wissenschaftsbereichen, die zu diesen Themenfeldern arbeiten, zur Einsendung von Beitragsvorschlägen sowie zur Teilnahme an der Tagung “Geschichte(n) von Gesundheit und Krankheit: Medizin und Psychiatrie im 20. Jahrhundert in Österreich” am 10. – 12. JUNI 2010 in Dornbirn (Vorarlberg) einladen.

For more informations, click here.

United States v. Comstock

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last month in the case of the United States v. Comstock.  The case involves establishing the limits of the state’s power to use civil commitment law to institutionalize sex offenders who have completed their criminal sentences.  While the case heard before the Supreme Court largely centers on the more or less technical matter of whether the federal government may usurp individual states’ rights in this regard, it has brought national media attention to a development that has been on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic – the use of commitment laws and/or psychiatric facilities to detain convicts, most without a readily apparent diagnosis.  Over the course of the 20th century, countries have adopted a variety of approaches to this issue:  the Institution for Psychopathic Criminals in Denmark, social-therapeutic facilities in the Federal Republic of Germany, and, more recently, long-stay facilities in the Netherlands.

Read the transcript of the Supreme Court hearing here:  http://www.supremecourtus.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/08-1224.pdf

Conference: “Brain and Self: The Problems of Psychiatric Nosology”

Brain and Self. Psychiatric Nosology: Definition, History and Validity

The field of psychiatry is again undergoing a major re-examination of its classification system. The two major nosologic systems – DSM and ICD – are both currently undergoing revisions. This conference – to be held April 21-23, 2010 in Copenhagen under the sponsorship of the University of Copenhagen (Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Subjectivity Research; Psychiatric Center Hvidovre; PhD School, Faculty of Health Sciences) – will examine the conceptual and philosophical bases for psychiatric diagnoses. The conference is organized into 5 sessions:

i) The Basics – The Definition of Psychiatric Illness and Rules for Classification,
ii) The Historical Development of Modern Psychiatric Diagnoses,
iii) Concepts of Validity in Psychology and Psychiatry,
iv) Application to Major Depression and Schizophrenia and
v) The Way(s) Forward.

For more informations, click here.

The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar – Spring 2010

January 6
Alfred I. Tauber, M.D., Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University.
“Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher”
February 3
Katharina Trede, M.D., Boston University Medical Center.
“Treatise on Insanity in Pregnant, Postpartum, and Lactating Women (1858) by Louis-Victor Marce: A Commentary”
February 17
Linda Hopkins, Ph.D.
“Donald Winnicott and Masud Khan: The Failure of a Long Analysis”
March 3
Laura Hirshbein, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan.
“Smoking and Mental Illness: The Tobacco Industry Perspective”
March 17
Eliza Slavet, Ph.D., Department of Literature and Program in Religious Studies,
University of California, San Diego.
“On Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish Question”
April 7
Bonnie Evans, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Cambridge.
“Mapping the end of mental deficiency legislation: The Subnormal, Psychotic, and Autistic Children of 1960s Britain”
April 21
Bennett Simon, M.D., Harvard Medical School. Aaron Esman Lecture
“From Plato to Mondrian: A Journey towards a Geometry of the Mind (with Optional Excursions to the Book of Ezekiel and to Samuel Beckett)”
May 5
Katja Guenther, M.D., Ph.D., History of Science Program, Princeton University.
“Words as Scalpels: Psychiatry and Neurosurgery in Wilhelmine Germany”
May 19
Anne Harrington, Ph.D.,
Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.
Eric T. Carlson Memorial Lecture: Grand Rounds, Uris Auditorium “Buddhism in the clinic and the lab: from Freud to Fromm to the Dalai Lama.”
Richardson Seminar, Room F1190
“The Inner Lives of Broken Brains: Historical and Contemporary Explorations”
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