Self-harm is often thought to be a modern epidemic, associated with new understandings of selfhood and identity, mass media and the internet and the challenges of adolescence. But what can we learn from the history of a phenomenon that was first categorised over 150 years ago? And how can art and literature inform our understanding of mental health and illness? Join a panel of speakers to debate art, history, culture and self-harm for the launch of ‘Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm’ by Dr Sarah Chaney.
This event is fully booked (other than to invited attendees). More tickets may be made available in early February.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night, with a 20% discount (RRP is £20).
Image courtesy of Liz Atkin.