Welcome to the History of Psychiatry Special Interest Group
HoPSIG was launched at the College in March 2015.
HoPSIG was created to
Newsletter: News and notes
‘So you want to do some history? Taking forward
the HoPSIG research agenda’
Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018, 1.30 - 5 pm
Venue: Royal College of Psychiatrists,
Cost: £5, to cover refreshments
'In Kraepelin’s shadow: historical and philosophical
foundations of contemporary biological
Date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
Eminent speakers, including Kraepelin’s current successor in
This is a joint HoPSIG/RSM event
HoPSIG one-day workshop, Glasgow, Autumn 2018
More information to follow
Newsletter memoir writing competition
Please let us have your memoir of work
as a psychiatrist, at any stage of your career, in 1000-1500 words.
Email entries to Francis
Maunze by 14 February 2018
First prize: £100 voucher of your
choice and publication in the newsletter.
With your agreement, all entries will
be deposited in the College archive.
Have you ever wondered what the history of psychiatry has to do
with the practice of psychiatry today? Psychiatrist and historian
Allan Beveridge discusses it in 'The
history of psychiatry: personal reflections'.
Send your research queries and ideas to Claire Hilton if you would
like to see them posted here.
Malcolm Kinnear (Murray Royal Hospital, Perth) sent the
I am now Treasurer of the Scottish Society of the
History of Medicine, SSHM, and would like to draw the
group's attention to the fact that the SSHM has funds to support
research in Scottish medical history (the Guthrie Trust) which can
generate awards of up to £2000-£3000 for credible proposals. We
would welcome applications. Further details are on SSHM
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