A couple of history of psychology related pieces cropped up from podcast land just in time to shift into gear for the weekend. For your listening pleasure, from CBC Radio’s Ideas and BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, episodes on transcultural psychiatry and the early history of Bethlem Royal Hospital, respectively.
CBC’s Ideas with Peter Kennedy: Like I Was Talking to Myself in the Mirror
Synopsis: Early in the twentieth century German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin travelled to Indonesia to see how mental illnesses there compared to what he knew back home. Transcultural psychiatry was born. Today McGill University is a world leader in the research and practice of a branch of psychiatry with links to anthropology, cultural studies and family therapy. David Gutnick steps into a world where treatment relies less on medication and more on talk and understanding.
Anna Dysert, Assistant Head Librarian at MCGill University’s Osler Library of the History of Medicine in Montreal made an announcement on HNet for two research travel grants to be allocated during May 2016-April 2017.
Both are intended to “allow scholars to carry out research with the rich neuro history archival and artifact collections of the library, the centrepiece of which is the Wilder Penfield Fonds, and other relevant collections at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the McGill University Archives.”
Submissions are welcomed from a variety of individuals, including graduate students, scholars, and professionals. The deadline for both is March 1st.
Follow the links above for more detailed information. Find their Archives website here.