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Mystical Bedlam: Museums at Night

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Last Thursday, we opened up after hours for Museums at Night 2013. We managed to squeeze a record number of visitors into the small space to...

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The Carnival of Emotions at the Wonder Street Fair

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Today and tomorrow, the Carnival of Emotions visits the Wonder Street Fair at the Barbican. The Street Fair is part of the Wonder Season, a Wellcome...

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Seventeenth Century Self Help: The Anatomy of Melancholy

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With thanks to Dr Erin Sullivan of the Shakespeare Institute for writing this guest blog post.The writer Samuel Johnson once said that Robert...

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Psychical Research and the UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines

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A recent international conference indicated the growing profile of the UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines. The Centre aims...

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Events: Anti-Psychiatry and Psychical Research

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It's already shaping up to be a good year for events and exhibitions in the history of psychiatry and psychology. First up is a conference at...

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Rhythm is a Dancer: Psychology and Physiology of Dance

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As we prepare to celebrate the New Year, we might wonder about the different uses of dance in modern and historical healthcare. In November...

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Disability in Time and Place: New Online Resource

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This month, English Heritage launched a new web resource, Disability in Time and Place, a site which uses historic buildings to explore changing...

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This is your Hospital: Film Screening on 12 December

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Concluding their current film series on Mental Health, Trauma and Rehabilitation, the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School...

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A Tour of the Former West Riding Asylum: 1818 - 1995

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The former West Riding Asylum in Wakefield, Yorkshire, was the site of the Asylum Science conference, about which we recently blogged. As has...

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From Bedlam to Whittingham to Wakefield: Mental Health History in October

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Last month, we travelled to several different archives and museums around the country to take part in events on asylum history. These included...

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Memento Mori and a Visit to Bethlem: Events at Barts Pathology Museum

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The new series of lectures at St Bartholomew's Hospital Pathology Museum begins in October, and includes several events that should be of interest...

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Asylum Science: Conference in October

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We've recently heard about an interesting event - and a new website and blog - devoted to "asylum science", with a particular focus on the nineteenth...

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