Forthcoming Conferences


Forthcoming Conferences and Seminars



Section of Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry (SPHP) of the World Psychiatric Association (Mexico City| September 27-30th, 2018)

Special Symposium on Philosophy, Humanities, and Psychiatry 

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International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 20th Annual Conference, Hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP) Section of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry (Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong| October 4th-6th, 2018)

History, Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry: The State of Play in the 21st Century.

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The European Research Institute presents: Belief, Imagination, and Delusion (University of Birmingham| 6th-7th November 2018)

Submissions of papers are invited for a conference on the topic of Belief, Imagination, and Delusion.

Conference Theme

This conference aims to bring together researchers interested in the nature of belief, imagination, and delusion formation, to reflect on interactions between these areas. The conference will invite researchers working on the nature of belief or imagination to approach delusions as a case study against which to reflect on their views. Researchers interested in delusion formation will be asked to reflect on accounts of the nature of belief and imagination, and how those fit with models of delusion formation.

Invited Speakers

Sophie Archer (University of Oxford)

Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (University of Miami)

Ryan McKay (Royal Holloway)

Paul Noordhof (University of York)

Lucy O’Brien (University College London)

Matthew Parrott (University of Birmingham)

Kathleen Stock (University of Sussex)

Suitable questions might include but are not limited to:

1.     Are delusions aimed at truth?

2.     Are delusions governed by norms of belief?

3.     What is the role of imagination in delusion formation?

4.   Might subjects with delusions be engrossed in fictions which make sense of their experiences?

5.    What bearing do non-standard features of delusions have on their doxastic status?

Submissions should be up to 3000 words in length, starting with an abstract of 100-200 words. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and sent to Tom Baker at no later than Wednesday 1st August. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and title of your paper in the body of the email or as a separate document. Papers will be reviewed by members of the philosophy faculty at the University of Birmingham. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the end of August. Accepted speakers will have their registration and accommodation for the duration of the conference paid, as well as travel costs of up to £100. Any queries should be sent to the conference organiser, Ema Sullivan-Bissett, at<> Further information will soon be available here:


3rd International Mental Health Meeting of Romão de Sousa Foundation: Open Dialogue and Reflective Processes in Mental Health (Lisbon| 24th of November 2018)

Working with families, communities and networks

The meeting will take place in Lisbon on the 24th of November 2018, preceded by a number of practical workshops on the 23rd of November (please see the provisional program here).

The international meeting will be preceded by a 3-Day residential training event called “Living Learning Experience”, chaired by Professor Rex Haigh (UK NHS and University of Nottingham). See here.

You will see from the programme that several Open Dialogue and Reflective colleagues are contributors, including Professor Jaakko Seikkula and Professor Giovanni Stanghellini.

For more information and the cfp. 


The International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 21th Annual Conference: Experts and Representations in Mental Health (Warsaw (PL)| Autumn 2019)

Date and registration details will be published no later than in September 2019.

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