The British Psychological Society‘s History of Psychology Centre is hosting a free history of psychology symposium on October 11, 2011. The symposium, Stories of Psychology: Archives, Histories and What They Tell Us, has been organized by prominent historians of psychology Alan Collins (right) and Geoff Bunn and will take place at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre in London. Full symposium details can be found on the History of Psychology Centre’s website and are listed below.
History of Psychology Symposium
Tuesday 11 October 2011 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
Stories of Psychology: Archives, Histories and What They Tell Us
Professor Richard Bentall (University of Liverpool)
How we have changed the way we think about madness
Professor Michael Billig (Loughborough University)
Archival knowledge versus personal reminiscence: The case of the social psychologist Henri Tajfel
Dr Rhodri Hayward (Queen Mary, University of London)
Psychological knowledge and the making of the modern state
Graham Richards (Independent scholar and former Director of the History of Psychology Centre)
The psychology of archives – especially archives of psychology
Professor Sally Shuttleworth (St Anne’s College, Oxford)
Studying the child in the nineteenth century
The symposium will be followed by a reception in the Wellcome Library Reading Room to celebrate the collaboration between the Wellcome Library and the British Psychological Society and to mark the transfer to the Library of the main BPS archives.
Advance free registration is essential – register here
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter Dillon Hooper on 0116 252 9528.