Wednesday, 4 April 2012

MHRNS Symposium: Why Historicise? and Theory into Practice

I hope the organisers would not mind me posting news of this event from the Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland via an email sent to those who had expressed an interest in the network. Note, however, the italicised sentence below. I will certainly be there.

Dear All
Please find attached the preliminary programme for the first MHRNS symposium, to be held at the University of Glasgow on the 28th of April 2012. The papers address two of the network's research themes: 'Why Historicise?' and 'Theory into Practice', and our keynote speakers will be Dr Thomas Rutten (Newcastle University) and Dr Maria Vaccarella (King's College London). Abstracts will very shortly be available on the website.
This is a free event, open to clinicians and academics (including students); however, places are limited, and we need to know numbers in advance. If you would like to attend, please register by replying to this email.
All best, Megan 
Dr. Megan Coyer
Project Assistant to MHRNS School of Critical Studies University of Glasgow

MHRNS Symposium 2012 Preliminary Programme
Saturday 28th April 2012
9.00--‐9.30 Registration
9.30--‐9.45 Opening: David Shuttleton and Gavin Miller
Allan Beveridge: The History of Psychiatry: Some Personal Observations
John Callender: Psychopathic Personality: Analysis of the Concept
Chair: Gavin Miller
10.45--‐11 Break
Matthew Smith: Mixing with Medics: Interacting with Medical Health Professionals on their Turf
Andrew Gardiner: All Sources Great and Small: approaching the history of animal medicine
Iain Smith: Why Historicise?--‐Lessons from the study of addictive substances in the modern era
Chair: David Shuttleton
12.30--‐13.30 Lunch Break
13.30--‐14.30 Thomas Rutten: ‘Why historicise when shaping medicine’s future?’ Chair: David Shuttleton
14.30--‐14.45 Break
Desmond Ryan: From the ‘therapy of the word’ to ‘concordance’: is the freedom of the patient the basis of the humanity of the doctor?
Jane Macnaughton: ‘Risking Enchantment’: how are we to view the smoking person?
Tim Thornton: Clinical Judgment and the Medical Humanities
Chair: Megan Coyer
16.15--‐16.30 Break
16.30--‐17.30 Maria Vaccarella: ‘Narrative Epileptology’ Chair: Gavin Miller