Please see below for details of the second semester’s History of Medicine seminar programme, organised by the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present at Oxford Brookes.

Psychiatry in the Public and Private Spheres
Convener: Dr Chiara Beccalossi

The following seminars will be held at 4.30pm on Tuesdays in BG10, Buckley Building, Headington Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BP

5 February

Dan Healey, University of Reading

‘Disabled Prisoners in the Stalin-era Gulag (1930-1953)’

19 February

Tracey Loughran, Cardiff University

‘“You are a hero”: Masculinity and Will in British Medical Discourse on Shell-shock, c. 1914-1920’

5 March

Thomas Müller, University of Ulm

‘Medical History, the Historian’s Reality and the Public. The Example of National Socialist Psychiatry’

19 March

Louise Hide, Birkbeck, University of London

‘Rats Biting, Worms Crawling, Neighbours Watching: Can Recorded Delusions Provide Historians with Insight into the Subjective Experiences of Asylum Patients?’

16 April

Linda Reeder, University of Missouri

‘A Means to End: Psychiatry and the Significance of Marriage in 19th century Italy’

30 April

Waltraud Ernst, Oxford Brookes University

‘Transnational and Colonial Psychiatries: The Case of British India’

All welcome. Tea and coffee will be available from 4.15pm

For a map of the Gipsy Lane site of the Headington Campus, see: