MHRC Discussion Group: Matthew Smith, ‘History in Action: Social Psychiatry in Contemporary, Political Perspective’, Glasgow

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by Hannah Tweed

Date: 1-2pm, Wednesday 15th February

Location: Room 418, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, East Quadrangle, University of Glasgow

All are welcome at this Wednesday’s MHRC discussion group, where Dr Matthew Smith (Strathclyde) will be presenting his work on social psychiatry.

History in Action: Social Psychiatry in Contemporary, Political Perspective’

In this ‘post-truth’ era, it is increasingly important for historians to be assertive about the insights their research can offer to contemporary debates and issues, but determining exactly what ‘lessons’ are relevant and developing the skills to articulate them to the wider world is not easy.  Using my current research on the history of social psychiatry as a case study, my paper will discuss my ongoing attempts to distil conclusions that matter from my research into the history of health and medicine and communicate them to the broader public.

Speaker: Dr Matthew Smith (University of Strathclyde).

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