Department of Culture and Global Studies
9220 Aalborg East
Phone: +45 9940 9208
VAT no: DK 29102384
Date: Thursday 28th – Friday 29th October 2010. Venue: The Utzon Center, Aalborg Denmark
28.10.2010 kl. 09.00 - 29.10.2010 kl. 18.00
Thursday 28th – Friday 29th
The Utzon Center, Aalborg Denmark
This conference addresses various interconnections between psychiatry and society. It does so by focusing on how contemporary epidemics, diseases, illnesses and medical syndromes are related to cultural pathologies of the collective social body, and how the body politic is related to the transformation and social embedding of psychiatric thinking. The central research hypothesis guiding the conference is that contemporary epidemics are to be analysed in the light of radical changes in our civilization and of the social hegemonization of the biomedical and psychiatric perspective. A particular focus of the conference is the role of humanities and social sciences, particularly sociology, philosophy and anthropology, in helping to understand the connection between social transformations and psychiatric perceptions of health & well-being.
The conference brings together a panel of international experts to address these themes. Amongst our keynote speakers are:
Danish Centre for Philosophy and Science Studies, the working group on Psychiatry & Society, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Organization, Aalborg University, Denmark, and the School of Sociology & Philosophy, UCC, Ireland.
09.00-11.15 Registration: Coffee and Tea will be served
11.15-11.30 Opening address
11.30-12.45 Keynote Speaker: Richard Wilkinson 'Social Pathologies and Inequality'
12.45-13.30 Lunch Break
13.45-16.00 Paper sessions – 3 parallel of 4 papers each
16.15-17.30 Keynote Speaker: Alain Ehrenberg ‘On the Notion of Social Pathology’
17.30-17.45 Coffee and Tea Break
17.45-19.00 Keynote Speaker: Charles Medawar ‘Intimations of Pharmageddon’
08.30-10.30 Paper sessions – 3 parallel of 4 papers each: Coffee and tea will be served.
10.45-12.00 Keynote Speaker: Gerda Reith ‘Pathological gambling and the excesses of
12.00-12.45 Lunch Buffet
13.00-15.00 Paper sessions – 3 parallel of 4 papers each
15.15-17.00 Plenary: Harvie Ferguson and Arpad Szakolczai “The Social Pathologies of
17.00-17.15 Coffee and Tea Break
17.15-18.15 Closing Keynote Speaker: Lennart Nørreklit ‘Social change, Precarity and Quality
15.08.2017 at 08.00 AM - 18.08.2017 at 05.00 PM
At a meeting in the Nordic Committee for Historians in August in Finland, it was finally decided that the 29th Congress of Nordic Historians will take place in Aalborg from 15-18 August 2017.
20.08.2017 at 06.00 PM - 22.08.2017 at 04.00 PM
These are extraordinary times. Unprecedented and sustained tourism growth has transformed many cities across Europe while rural and regional areas remain unsure how they can better leverage the massive growth at their doorstep. The tourism industry is undergoing restructuring, new stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn.
23.08.2017 at 09.00 AM - 24.08.2017 at 04.00 PM
This PhD course is scheduled to follow up on the two day Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Conference “Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice” (20-22 August 2017).