Sunday, February 22, 2009

Talks and Conference

I've got a busy few weeks coming up. I'll be in the UK, giving a seminar at Newcastle and participating in a couple of workshops at Warwick and Lancaster.

On Wednesday, February 25, I'm doing a Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Center seminar at the University of Newcastle, on "The Language of Madness: Medicalization and Counter-Narratives." There's info here.

On Friday March 6, I'll be participating in the the AHRC Mental Disorder workshop at the University of Warwick Medical School.

On Friday March 13, I'll be participating in the Vices and Disorders workshop at the University of Lancaster.

There's info about both these latter events here.

Then on May 16 & 17, there's the annual AAPP conference I've co-organized, on Philosophical Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in San Francisco. There's a full program listed here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2 new journals

This week, I found two new journals have come into existence in the last few years, both of which have strong connections to philosophy of psychiatry and mental health.

One is The Journal of Ethics in Mental Health. It is an online journal, with free content. Articles are short and accessible to a diverse readership. Hosted by McMaster University, it started in 2006, and publishes twice a year. It looks like it would be especially useful as a teaching resource for courses in mental health ethics.

The other is BioSocieties. It is edtied by Professor Anne Harrington, Harvard University, USA, Professor Nikolas Rose, London School of Economics, UK, Dr Ilina Singh, London School of Economics, UK. Rose and Singh are core members of the BIOS center at the LSE. The journal started in 2006 and is published quarterly by Cambridge University Press. I haven't been able to read any of the articles because my college library does not have the appropriate subscription (and in the current economic climate, I doubt that we will get access to it) but the table of contents certainly looks interesting. It is interdisciplinary and critical, and promises to show the what can be achieved by bringing together work by people from different perspectives and trainings.