The Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland will host a one-day workshop entitled ‘Psychiatry, Politics and Society in Twentieth Century Ireland and Britain’ in University College Dublin on December 4 2009. If you are interested in attending please register your details with [email protected]

Papers include

‘Child Guidance in Britain, 1927-1951: Psychiatry, Psychology, and Religion’

John Stewart, Professor of Health History, Glasgow Caledonian University

‘The 1930 Mental Treatment Act and an evaluation of plans for the future of mental health services in the South West of England.’

Pamela Dale, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter

‘Madness, Drugs, and Members of Parliament: Reflections on the Missing History of Biological Psychiatry in Post-War Britain.’

Mathew Thomson, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick

‘A historical understanding of the stigmatisation of schizophrenia.’

Kieran McNally, UCD

‘Enlightening the Public? Paxil Health Care Professions and the Representation of Mental Illness in Twentieth Century Britain.’

Vicky Long, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester

‘Mental health in pre-Independent Ireland.’

Dr Oonagh Walsh, Senior Research Fellow in Medical History, UCC

‘Institutional Care in Ireland during the 20th century’ (TBC)

Dr Dermot Walsh, Mental Health Research Unit, HRB