BPS seminar explores prisoners mental health in the 19th Century

A free BPS public seminar exploring the management of mentally ill prisoners during the 19th Century in England will be held this evening (Monday 25 January) in London from 6-7:30pm.

The seminar Disordered in morals and mind: Prisoners and mental illness in late 19th Century England’ is the first of two seminars in a series called History of the Psychological Disciplines. The series is hosted by the BPS History of Psychology Centre in conjunction with University College London.

During the presentation the speaker, Professor Mary Marland of the University of Warwick, will pay particular attention to Liverpool Borough Prison and references prison archives, official papers, medical literature and asylum casebooks.

Registration is not required and for more information please contact Sonu Shamdasani at UCL (020 7679 8154).

A further seminar is planned for Monday 2 February with Dr Irina Sirotkina of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Moscow speaking on 'Kinaesthesia and the avant-garde'.