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GMH Seminar Dörte Bemme 3 December 2015

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, IHW

Thursday, 3 December 2015 from 12:30 to 14:00 (GMT)

GMH Seminar Dörte Bemme 3 December 2015

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The Institute of Health and Wellbeing present Global Mental Health seminar

Title: The re-configuration of 'Mental Health' into a global object of care

Presenter: Dörte Bemme

Date: Thursday 3 December 2015

Time: 12.30pm 

Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Seminar Room A/B, 1 University Ave G12 8NN

Chair: Dr Ross White


Global Mental Health (GMH) has emerged as a novel field of knowledge and practice that seeks to address mental disorders on a ‘global’ scale. This talk argues that an analysis of GMH informed by an ‘anthropology of knowledge’ may open up engagements beyond a ‘cultural’ or ‘local’ framework. Furthermore, close empirical attention to the shifting conceptual architecture of GMH may yield surprising insights. The talk will explore two such shifts in the problematization of mental health: 1) From the search for an underlying ‘nature’ of mental illnesses to the procedural validation of ‘evidence’, and 2) To a new emphasis on ‘active ingredients’ in complex interventions that allow for the disaggregation and re-assemblage of mental health knowledge across difference and contexts.

About the Speaker:


Dörte Bemmeis a PhD candidate at McGill University. Her research involves multi-sited fieldwork within the institutional assemblage of Global Mental Health, investigating how GMH re-configures the knowledges and practices that define what a ‘mental health’ problem is and how it can be operationalized in practice.


Do you have questions about GMH Seminar Dörte Bemme 3 December 2015? Contact MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, IHW

When & Where

Sir Charles Wilson Building
Seminar Room A/B
1 University Avenue
G12 8NN
United Kingdom

Thursday, 3 December 2015 from 12:30 to 14:00 (GMT)

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