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Workshop: psychiatry in the 19th and 20th century from a transnational perspective

25 October 2018

Workshop: psychiatry in the 19th and 20th century from a transnational perspective

In recent years the buzzword in historical research has been "transnational history". Although over the past 15 years some historians have begun to integrate this perspective into the history of medicine and psychiatry, especially with respect to colonial history, this research area remains underdeveloped. It goes without saying that there have been transnational contacts and transfers of knowledge in the psychiatric field - translations of books, international conferences, correspondence, memberships in associations, international travel - but research on these processes remains rare. This raises the urgent question of how to approach research on psychiatric history with a transnational framework in mind.
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Journal of Belgian History. Themed issue: Histories of Psychiatry

5 June 2018

written by :
Eva Andersen

Journal of Belgian History. Themed issue: Histories of Psychiatry

Benoît Majerus and Anne Roekens (Université Catholique de Louvain) have edited a special issue ‘Histories of Psychiatry’ of the Journal of Belgian History. The issue contains five articles exploring different research trends. Two of these contributions were by members of the C²DH: Benoît Majerus and Eva Andersen.
News

23 January 2018

written by :
Eva Andersen

Call for Papers: Psychiatry in the 19th and 20th centuries from a transnational perspective

In recent years the buzzword in historical research has been "transnational history". Although over the past 15 years some historians have begun to integrate this perspective into the history of medicine and psychiatry, especially with respect to colonial history, this research area remains underdeveloped. It goes without saying that there have been transnational contacts and transfers of knowledge in the psychiatric field - translations of books, international conferences, correspondence, memberships in associations, international travel - but research on these processes remains rare. This raises the urgent question of how to approach research on psychiatric history with a transnational framework in mind.
News

17 October 2017

written by :
Benoît Majerus

Call for Papers: Material cultures of psychiatry

In the past, our ideas of psychiatric hospitals and their history have been shaped by objects like straitjackets, cribs and binding belts. These powerful objects are often used as a synonym for psychiatry and the way psychiatric patients are treated. But what do we really know about the social life (see Majerus 2011) of psychiatric patients and the stories of less spectacular objects in the everyday life of psychiatric institutions? What do we know about the material cultures of these places in general?
Thinkering
[New Book] Framing Age - Contested Knowledge in Science and Politics

20 June 2017

written by :
Benoît Majerus

[New Book] Framing Age - Contested Knowledge in Science and Politics