Call for papers: Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’

Call for papers: Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’

We are organising a conference with the title ‘Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’’. This will be held in London on Monday 12th May 2014, at Queen Mary, University of London.

We are interested in work that takes historical perspectives on the various diagnostic categories typified by those of ‘moral insanity’, ‘psychopathy’, and ‘personality disorder’. We are particularly interested in work that helps to put 19th-century developments of ‘psychiatric’ thought in this area into social and cultural contexts.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Nicole Rafter, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University.

The conference will be funded as part of an ESRC seminar series called ‘Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’’ and is being jointly organised with the Centre for the History of the Emotions (QMUL).

We will have some funds available for transport costs for a number of speakers.

If you are interesting in contributing to this event please send a 200-300 word abstract to Dr David W Jones by Friday 29th November:d.jones@uel.ac.uk<mailto:d.jones@uel.ac.uk>.


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