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Conference, 28-29 April 2011: Dangerously Young

The 3rd International Conference on the History and Heritage of Psychiatry is to take place at Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent, Belgium on 28 and 29 April 2011. The conference programme is now available on the Museum’s website, here.

‘Dangerously Young: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from a Historical Perspective

‘Children and youth occupy a special position in today’s society. On the one hand they are described as ‘the future generation’; on the other hand they are increasingly regarded as a threat and a danger to society. As a result, children are constantly examined with an incessant question in mind: ‘Is this child normal?’

‘The 3rd International Conference wishes to place this topic within a historical perspective with lectures on the history and evolution of child and adolescent psychiatry. Internationally renowned speakers from various disciplines will share their insights from historical, medical, pedagogical, psychological and cultural angles.

‘The Dr. Guislain Museum opens the debate with a two day conference in Ghent. The museum houses fascinating displays on this theme, drawn from its medical collection, photo collection and collection of outsider art.

‘Lectures will be simultaneously interpreted in Dutch, French and English.’

Registration costs €90 (or €45 for students). For further information, or to register, email [email protected] or visit this link.

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