BPS ‘Stories of Psychology’ Symposium, October 2013

The British Psychological Society‘s History of Psychology Centre is hosting its third annual history of psychology symposium October 15, 2013. This year’s event, “Stories of Psychology,” looks at the history of psychology and the arts and how each field has influenced the other. The day’s events are hosted by Alan Collins of Lancaster University. Full program details follow below.

‘Stories of Psychology’ Symposium
Psychology and the Arts
The third annual history of psychology symposium

Tuesday 15 October 2013 at the Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

10.30am-4pm (including buffet lunch)

Convened by Dr Alan Collins (Lancaster University)

This year’s theme will reflect some of the many ways that the arts (music, literature, visual arts) have influenced the development of psychological understanding and vice versa.

Dr Alexandra Lewis (University of Aberdeen)
‘Psychology and the novel: Trauma and memory in the 19th century’

Professor Nicholas Wade (University of Dundee)
‘Toying with perception: Philosophical toys and the simulation of motion in early 19th-century London’

Dr James Kennaway (University of Newcastle)
‘Musical mind control: The history of an idea’

Dr Greg Tate (University of Surrey)
‘John Keats’s principled feeling: Knowledge and emotion in Romantic poetry, medicine and psychology’

Dr Nick Lambert (Birkbeck, University of London)
‘The computer in the cave’

This is a public event and all are welcome. The programme has been designed to have general appeal as well as academic validity for historians of psychology. 

Cost (including lunch): £12 (£10 BPS members)

To register click here 

For more information, e-mail hopc@bps.org.uk or call Peter Dillon Hooper on 0116 252 9528.

This event is supported by Senate House Library, home of the British Psychological Society’s library collection.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.