The declaration of the Greek Revolution (1821) led to the establishment of makeshift hospitals and rudimentary lazarettos in order to limit the transmission of epidemics that affected various areas of the Greek state. After the… Read More »Lazarettos and epidemics in Greece (1821-1923): Available sources and archival silences.
4 - Spaces and Institutions: Historical Perspectives
This paper uses historical analysis to highlight the importance of understanding experiences of and attitudes towards having been mad or mentally ill. In doing so, it makes visible a heretofore overlooked subject. Britain’s first community-based… Read More »Post-madness: when to make it visible and when to leave it invisible?
This paper examines the dynamics of an important yet overlooked institution within Scotland’s twentieth-century history of psychiatry, Dingleton Hospital, through the lens of its in-house magazine, Outlook. Focusing on the theme of boundaries, it seeks… Read More »A Hidden History? Dingleton Hospital’s Outlook