Monday, 3 December 2012

CONFERENCE WITHDRAWN: Philosophy and Psychiatry: The Next Hundred Years

Oxford conference 20th July 2013

"A preliminary announcement and call for papers was published recently in connection with this conference. 

Two of our invited speakers have pointed out that the programme as announced was not representative of the full range of diverse contributors to modern interdisciplinary work in philosophy and psychiatry: it failed in particular to reflect the key roles not only of ethnic minority groups and women but also, and crucially, of people who use services (including carers) as well as people who provide them.

Although only a preliminary programme which had not as yet been through INPP or local review and vetting procedures we regret the error and are withdrawing the event.

2013 is an important year for philosophy and psychiatry as the centenary of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology and a number of celebratory events are being organised. The Oxford Sumer School in ‘Mind, Value and Mental Health’ ( and the publication of the 50th volume in the IPPP series, Giovanni Stanghellini and Thomas Fuchs’ ‘One Century of Jaspers’ General Psychopathology’ ( have already been announced. Additional events offering in particular opportunities for submitted papers/posters and will be announced in the near future."

Bill Fulford on behalf of INPP