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Ill patients dancing at a ball at Somerset County Asylum


Jun 9

Symposium 1


Location: The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries

In this first symposium we will examine practices concerning the arts, creativity, psychiatry and mental health in nineteenth-century Britain. Papers cover aspects such as the visual arts, music, costume and literature. We plan to livestream part of the event.

Confirmed speakers include: Mila Daskalova, Jessica Campbell, Maureen Park, Rosemary Golding, Laura Blair and Ute Oswald

Lunch will be provided for all participants.

This event is free, but please confirm your attendance and any dietary requirements by emailing the PAN team by Monday 15 May.

Oct 26

Symposium 2

The second symposium will consider discourses around the arts and psychiatry in nineteenth-century Britain. A call for papers will be released in July 2023.

Mar 21

Symposium 3

Our third symposium will combine a broad consideration of psychiatry and the arts in their nineteenth-century context, including issues of race, class and gender, with key papers on the relationship between history and modern practice.