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Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness

Uniting Two Perspectives on Mental Illness: Philosophy and Linguistics

University of Essex, 13-14 September 2018

PLEASE NOTE: THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED AND WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT NEW REGISTRATIONS FROM CONFIRMED SPEAKERS. PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW UNLESS YOU WILL BE DELIVERING A PAPER

 (Artist credit: Stephen Magrath.   Info here:  https://wellcomecollection.org/works/acqt66m9 .)

(Artist credit: Stephen Magrath.
Info here: https://wellcomecollection.org/works/acqt66m9.)

The Conference programme has now been published. You can read abstracts for the conference papers here.

Mental illness has long been of interest to researchers in the humanities, including in philosophy, linguistics, sociology, history and politics. In a domain where psychologists and psychiatrists have focused on identifying interventions and developing explanatory models, scholars in the humanities have preferred to explore broad conceptual and cultural questions. For instance:

  • Where do notions like “mental health” and “mental illness” come from? What can we learn from their history?

  • How do specific diagnostic categories emerge?

  • How does psychiatric language shape the way we think about ourselves and each other?

  • How should we understand the relationship between mental illness and personal responsibility?

  • How does stigma about mental illness function?

  • How can we distinguish illness and disorder from other kinds of difference?

  • To what extent can psychiatry be considered a science?

Uniting Two Perspectives aims to demonstrate that a dialogue between philosophy and linguistics can help shed light on these important issues.
 


Keynote speakers
Nelya Koteyko – Reader in Applied Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London
(http://language-centre.sllf.qmul.ac.uk/language-centre/people/academic/koteyko.html)

Tim Thornton – Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Central Lancashire (https://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/4844.php)

Venue

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ

Travel information
(https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/colchester-campus/how-to-get-here )


Terms and conditions

By registering below you are requesting a place on this conference. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you. If you no longer require a place, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk as soon as possible so your name can be removed from the registration list.  

If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk so that your place can be reallocated. CHASE events are free to attend and are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Failure to notify us of non-attendance in good time (ideally 5 days prior to the conference) means your place cannot be reallocated and may result in your access to future CHASE training being restricted.


PLEASE NOTE: THE CONFERENCE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED AND WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT NEW REGISTRATIONS FROM CONFIRMED SPEAKERS. PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW UNLESS YOU WILL BE DELIVERING A PAPER.

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