from Steven Taylor:
Voices of Madness, Voices of Mental ill-health
Centre for Health Histories, University of Huddersfield
15th- 16th Sept 2016
In the thirty years since Roy Porter called on historians to lower their gaze so that they might better understand patient-doctor roles in the past, historians have sought to place the voices of previously, silent, marginalised and disenfranchised individuals at the heart of their analyses.
Contemporaneously, the development of service user groups and patient consultations have become an important feature of the debates and planning related to current approaches to prevention, care and treatment. The aim of this conference is to further explore and reveal how the voices of those living with and treating mental illness have been recorded and expressed. We hope to consider recent developments in these areas with a view to facilitating an interdisciplinary discourse around historical perspectives of mental health and illness.
The organisers invite proposals for 20 minutes on the themes of voices of madness and mental ill health under headings including but not limited to:
Oral history and testimony
Mental ill-health and community care
Mental ill-health and institutional histories
The role of informal carers
The growth of the mental health professions
Mental ill health and the voice(s) of adolescentsand children
Museums and the ‘heritage’ of mental ill health
The literature (fiction and non-fiction) of mental ill health
Language of madness (if not covered by ‘heritage’)
Appropriation of voices
Voices and art
Voices and stigma
The voices of mental ill-health on TV and radio
Individual, activist and social media
For more information contact Dr Rob Ellis (email@example.com), Dr Sarah Kendal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Steven Taylor (email@example.com). To submit a paper proposal (250 words maximum) or express an interest, please contact Steve Taylor by 14 March 2015.
We hope to offer some bursaries for postgraduate and early career researchers.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
CFP: Voices of Madness, Voices of Mental Ill-Health (15-16 September 2016)
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