Conference: Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness – Philosophy and Linguistics

13th – 14th September 2018, University of Essex. Registration: 11th June – 20th August, 2018. Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In a domain where psychologists and psychiatrists have focused on identifying interventions and developing explanatory models, scholars in the humanities have preferred […]

Conference: Disability and Wellbeing

21st March 2018. Room 2115, Building 65, Avenue Campus, The University of Southampton. Programme 9:30-10:00 – Coffee and Welcome. 10:00-11:30 – Professor Simo Vehmas (Stockholm). TBA. 11:30-11:45 – Coffee. 11:45-13:15 – Dr. Caroline Harnacke (Tilburg). TBA. 13:15-2:15 – Lunch. 2:15-3:45 – Dr Alex Gregory (Southampton). Are disabilities bad?. 3:45-4:00 – Coffee. 4:00-5:30 – Professor Jonathan […]

Radio retrospective: Oliver Sacks on Desert Island Discs

From 1994, Oliver Sacks shares his desert island disks and talks about, among other things, using songs to help a patient navigate his life. The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is Dr Oliver Sacks. Now a distinguished Professor of Neurology, he was immortalised by Robin Williams in the film Awakenings. Inspired by […]

PhD Studentship: Supported Decision-Making

Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Autumn 2018. Applications close on Wednesday, 7th March 2018. As part of Wellcome’s major collaborative research initiative ‘Mental Health & Justice’ (, we are pleased to be able to offer a funded, three-year PhD, starting in October, 2018, relating to adults with intellectual (learning) and/or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The PhD […]

Conference: Symposium on Philosophy, Humanities & Psychiatry

September 27th – 30th,  2018. World Psychiatric Association, Mexico City, Mexico. The Section of Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry (SPHP) of the World Psychiatric Association is planning to submit a Special Symposium on Philosophy Humanities & Psychiatry for the WPA World Congress of Psychiatry. Submissions for the Special Symposium are welcomed. For details and to make […]