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CfP: BPS History & Phil. of Psych Section

The British Psychological Society‘s section on the History and Philosophy of Psychology has issued a call for papers for its 2013 annual conference. The conference will be held at the University of Surrey, in Guildford from March 25th to 27th, 2013 and the theme for this meeting is the “DSM:The History, Theory, and Politics of Diagnosis.” The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 14th. Full details follow below.


History & Philosophy of Psychology Section

Annual Conference 2013
25-27 March, 2013
University of Surrey, Guildford

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ian Parker

DSM:The History, Theory, and Politics of Diagnosis

2013 marks the 40-year anniversary of the vote by the members of the American Psychiatric Association to remove ‘homosexuality’ from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). 2013 is also the publication date of the fifth edition of the DSM.

To mark this anniversary and this event, the History and Philosophy Section have themed the 2013 conference ‘DSM: The History, Theory, and Politics of Diagnosis.’

Individual papers or symposia in any area dealing with conceptual and historical issues in Psychology, broadly defined, are invited.

The conference is open to independent and professional scholars in all relevant fields, not just Section or British Psychological Society members. A limited number of bursaries will be available to students who have had their paper accepted for presentation.

All submissions (abstracts of 200 words) should be sent via email to Dr Geoff Bunn: g.bunn@mmu.ac.uk by Friday 14 December 2012. Further information is available on the Section’s website: http://history.bps.org.uk/history/events/events_home.cfm