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Mar 21

Symposium 3

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

Location: Online

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.

View the call for papers and programme for this event.

Jun 20-21

Psychiatry, Mental Health and the Arts, Past and Present

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, June 21, 2024 - 16:00

Location: The Open University Milton Keynes Campus

Our conference will take place at The Open University’s Milton Keynes campus and online. 

View the call for papers for this event.

Previous events

Jun 9

Symposium 1

Friday, June 9, 2024 - 09:00 to 16:00

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

Oct 26

Symposium 2

Thursday, October 26 2023 - 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Online

The second symposium will consider discourses around the arts and psychiatry in nineteenth-century Britain.

View the call for papers, programme and abstract for this event.