Workshops & Conferences
Hearing the Voice (Durham University) warmly invites you to join a public event which asks ‘Hearing Voices: What do we need to know?’.read more
Hearing the Voice warmly invite you to join us for Personification Across Disciplines 2018, an interdisciplinary conference that aims to explore personifying dynamics and experiences through a variety of disciplines, methods and perspectives. Keynote speakers include H. Porter Abbott (University of California, Santa Barbara) Guillaume Dumas (Institut Pasteur), Nev Jones (University of South Florida) and Ann Taves (University of California, Santa Barbara).read more
A symposium to celebrate, interrogate and reflect upon the significance and wide-ranging influence of Madness and Modernism will be held at Durham University on Friday 11 May 2018, featuring Louis Sass in conversation with Patricia Waugh.read more
Public Lecture: Professor Tanya Luhrmann on ‘The Voice of God’ at Palace Green Library, Durham, 16 February 2017 from 5:30 – 7pm.
Hearing the Voice are delighted to announce this public lecture by Tanya Luhrmann, distinguished Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department.read more
‘Their voices made them do it? Media stereotypes, violence and voice-hearing,’ Palace Green Library Café, 14 December 2016, from 5 – 7pm.
When someone who hears voices commits a violent crime, it is often reported in the media as if the fact they heard voices is sufficient explanation. Is this true, or is there much more to the story? All are welcome to attend this free event.read more
Join our panel of experts for a lively discussion of the politics and ethics of representing unusual and often stigmatised experiences. Facilitated by Dr Angela Woods, Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities at Durham University and Co-Director of Hearing the Voice.read more
Announcing the opening of ‘Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday’, Palace Green Library, Durham, 5 November 2016 – 26 February 2017
The world’s first exhibition to examine voice-hearing from different cultural, clinical, historical, literary and spiritual perspectives opens at Palace Green Library in Durham on Saturday 5 November 2016. The exhibition is supported by a dedicated website containing images of the key displays, audio features, and interactive presentations.read more
A warm welcome to everyone joining us today for our workshop on Prediction and Hallucination at St Chad’s College, Durham University. Organised by Ben Alderson-Day and Sam Wilkinson, this two-day workshop brings together philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, hallucinations researchers and clinicians in order to share current theories, opinions and findings on predictive processing framework (PPF) approaches to hearing voices and other unusual experiences.read more
So what do you believe? Reflections on ‘An Exchange of Minds’, Durham University, 28-19 September 2015
Last month Hearing the Voice welcomed delegates from the Academy of Finland’s Human Mind programme to a two-day workshop entitled ‘An Exchange of Minds: So what do you believe?’, which took place at the Palatine Centre at Durham University on 28-29 September 2015 …read more
Voices, Visions & Other Extraordinary Experiences: The Challenges of Being a Mental Health Nurse, 9-10 April 2015
VOICES, VISIONS AND OTHER EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES: THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE Thursday 9 – Friday 10 April 2015 2pm – 5.30pm Thursday 9 April (panel discussions open to the public) 9am – 4pm Friday 10 April (workshop for experts in mental health...read more