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
Workshops and Conferences
Whistle-blowers: Is it still 'Speak out, and get out'?
Please come to our session "Whistle-blowers: Is it still
'Speak out, and get out'?" at the RCPsych International Congress in Edinburgh,
Tuesday 27th June 2017, 16.45-18.00.
British Society for the History of Medicine
Edinburgh Congress, 13-16 September 2017.
Newsletter Essay Prize - winners and runners up
The inaugural HoPSIG Newsletter Essay Prize aimed to encourage
psychiatric trainees and medical students to investigate and write
about the history of psychiatry. Entrants were asked to submit an
article suitable for publication in the newsletter (1000-1500
words). It could be a research project, essay, conference report,
elective report or educational initiative.
We received ten high quality submissions on a wide range of
topics. The judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all the entries,
learnt much from them, and had a very tough time deciding on the
winner and runners up.
Andrew Howe, ‘The creation of the padded room’
Eilis Kempley, 'Drawing the boundary: mescaline hallucinations
Darren Bell, 'From gulags to psychiatric wards'
Read the next issues of News and Notes for their
fascinating and informative accounts!
Send your research queries and ideas to Claire Hilton
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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