Heike Karge (Regensburg/Leipzig)
Using the lense of the cultural history of psychiatry, the workshop will explore conceptualizations of modernity and backwardness, of centre and periphery in a comparative perspective in two European regions, namely the "North" (Finland and Denmark) and the "Southeast" (Southeastern parts of the Habsburg Empire and Yugoslavia).
The workshop "Workshop Modern Psychiatry in Rural Societies: Southeastern Europe and Scandinavia in Comparison", which will be held in Regensburg on December 5-6, 2019 will bring together experts who relate research interest in the historical development of psychiatry in Europe during the 20th century.
The focus of the workshop will be on the comparative consideration of the dominant psychiatric discourse in Southeastern Europe, related to the policy of institutionalization of patients with mental disorders in Scandinavia. Particular attention will be paid to examining the application of the then modern models of psychiatric care in the context of peripheral rural areas. The workshop is organized by dr. Heike Karge, assistant professor at the University of Regensburg, and funded by Bavarian funding agency BayFOR.
Workshop "Modern Psychiatry in Rural Societies: Southeastern Europe and Scandinavia in Comparison"
Where: Regensburg, Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
When: Thursday to Friday, 5-6 December 2019