• 21Mar

    Links to web sites related to madness,
    psychiatry, neuroscience, and the mind

    This post will be periodically updated.


    h-madness blog
    Updated almost daily, this blog presents the latest information and commentary on topics related to the history of psychiatry


    History of Psychiatry

    Trends in Cognitive Science

    Most of these podcasts can be downloaded via itunes.


    Brain Science

    Shrink Rap Radio


    Philoctetes Society
    The Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination: This non-profit organization holds roundtable discussions and events on topics related to creativity and thought. All events are free and open to the public, and most are posted online in video form.

    Conferences, Seminars, Events

    Madness and Literature
    1st International Health Humanities Conference: Madness and Literature to be held at Nottingham 6th – 8th August 2010



    Bethlem Royal Hospital
    “The┬áBethlem Royal Hospital Archives and Museum┬árecords the lives and experience and celebrates the achievements of people with mental health problems.” Founded as a hospital for the medical treatment of insanity in 1547, the museum opened in 1970 and exhibits primarily work by artists who have at some time suffered from mental disorder, but also houses historical material.

    The Prinzhorn Collection
    This Psychiatric University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, houses a collection of drawings, paintings, collages, textiles, sculptures and a great diversity of texts which were produced in hospitals, mainly in the German-speaking world, between 1880 and 1920. In addition to the core Prinzhorn collection, permanent loans and donations were deposited in the Psychiatric Clinic, such as works created at the Rhine Federal Hospital Viersen (around 1900), wooden sculptures by Carl Genzel from the Wesphalia Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Clinic, Eickelborn near Lippstadt (approx. 1920), the Petschner Collection, Psychiatric Hospital Merxhausen, Bad Emstal (1960-1980), as well as works of art of contemporary patient-artists. Description paraphrased from museum site.

    Case Histories

    Case histories from the history of psychiatry

    Other helpful sites

    Google Translate
    Google translate makes it possible to read many of the pertinent sites that are written in German or French.

2 Responses

  • google Says:

    Very good website you have here but I was curious if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
    I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get responses from other experienced people that share the
    same interest. If you have any recommendations, please
    let me know. Thanks a lot!

  • An Abstract Mind Says:

    This is the best blog I’ve found http://historypsychiatry.com/, but it doesn’t have active discussion. This is also a very active group in the UK http://www.madnessandliterature.org/, but again, no online discussion. I’m sure their events in person are great, but I’m in the US. I haven’t found anything else, and as I’m sure you know, it’s difficult to do searches online since everyone uses the word “madness”! Let me know if you find anything. I’d be interested too!

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