Programme – University of Copenhagen


Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, building 15, room 15a.1.13

  • 09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee
  • 10.00-10.15 Welcome by Jesper Vaczy Kragh, University of Copenhagen
  • 10.15-11.45 Patient Records and other Historical Sources
    “Backyard of society. Writing a diary in Finnish Mental Hospitals in 1950s”, Kirsi Tuohela, University of Turku
    “A tale of two hospitals: class, gender and mental illness in a southern state mental hospital and a northern district mental hospital in Finland”, Petteri Pietikäinen, University of Oulu
    “Patient strategies and production of meaning in a criminal asylum”, Øyvind Thomassen, University of Trondheim
  • 11.45-12.30 Lunch
  • 12.30-14.30 Diagnosis and Epidemiology
    “Privilege and deauthorization: dilemmas of patients categorized as paranoic querulants in 1930s-40s Sweden”, Annika Berg, University of Stockholm
    “Social class and epidemiology of suicide”, Mikko Myllykangas, University of Oulu
    “Ressources for coping with depression in Finland in 1980s and early 1990s”, Annastiina Mäkilä, University of Turku
    "After Patient Murder. Asylum Psychiatry in the four German Occupation Zones, 1945-1955", Maike Rotzoll, University of Heidelberg
  • 14.30-15.00 Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00 Keynote lecture. “Definitions and treatment of Madness in Early Modern Finnish Local Communities”, Academy research fellow, Jari Eiola, University of Jyväskyla
  • 16.00-17.00 Afternoon break
  • 17.00-19.00 Copenhagen tour. Guided tour, The Royal Library
  • 19.00 Dinner at restaurant Viva 

Thursday 10 August, 2017

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, building 15, room 15a.1.13

  • 09.30-10.00 Coffee
  • 10.00-11.30 Treatment of Rich and Poor
    “Different background different cure”, Anu Riessanen, University of Jyväskyla
    “Lobotomy, gender and class. Psychosurgery in Denmark, 1939-1983”, Jesper Vaczy Kragh, University of Copenhagen
    "'To create a connection with this most modern work and field of research in psychiatry' - introducing leucotomy in post-war Germany", Lara Rzesnitzek, Charité, Berlin
  • 11.30-12.30 Lunch
  • 12.30-13.30 Keynote lecture. “The antidepressant era revisited”, Professor Toine Peters, Utrecht University
  • 13.30-14.30 Children and Class. Part I
    “The rise of educational psychiatry in Denmark in the 1940s”, Bjørn Hamre, University of Copenhagen
    “The development of child psychiatry in Denmark, c. 1950-1980”, Jennie Sejr Junghans, European University Institute
  • 14.30-15.00 Coffee break
  • 15.00-16.00 Children and Class. Part II
    “Psychiatry and social engineering in Finnish child protection after the Second World War – the case of Järvilinna reform school for ‘ill-mannered’ boys”, Tuomas Laine-Frigren, University of Jyväskyla
    “Societal and psychological harmonization on diagnostics”, Tau Risvang, Clinical psychologist, Denmark
  • 16.00-17.30 Afternoon break
  • 17.30-19.00 Copenhagen tour. Guided tour, Christiania (The Freetown of Copenhagen)
  • 19.00 Dinner at Spiseloppen, Christiania 

Friday 11 August, 2017

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, building 15, room 15a.1.13

  • 10.00-11.30 Crime, Forensic Psychiatry and Gender
    “Psychopathic criminals and class, 1940s-1960s”, Katariina Parhi, University of Oulu
    “Male patients and female employees in criminal asylums in Norway”, Eivind Myhre, Univesity of Trondheim
    “Forensic psychiatric evaluation of criminal women 1940-1960”, Maria Antonie Sæther, University of Trondheim
  • 11.30-12.00 Coffee break
  • 12.00-13.00 Keynote lecture. “Social psychiatry and the prevention of mental illness in the USA”, Professor Matthew Smith, University of Strachtclyde, Glasgow
  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-15.00 Summing up, apllications (HERA, Idependant Research Fund Denmark etc.)
  • 16.00-17.00 Copenhagen tour. Guided tour, Medical Museion