PLASMA Call for Papers: Cartographies of Suffering and Mental Health in Latin America

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PLASMA Call for Papers: Cartographies of Suffering and Mental Health in Latin America

A Century of the ‘Social Question’

International Workshop, London, 5th and 6th October 2018

Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England

PLASMA is currently organizing a 2nd Workshop, entitled: “Cartographies of Suffering and Mental Health in Latin America: A Century of the 'Social Question”. On this occasion, a century from the emergence of the so called "social issue", PLASMA's second will describe and analyze the socio-historical processes that articulate the political determinants, economic and institutional aspects of mental health and their impact on  everyday experiences. It will be held in London, UK, on 5-6th October 2018.

A call for abstracts is currently open, until 15th May 2018.

Register: This event is free of charge and open to all who would like to attend. Submission of proposals: Contributions from graduate students and early researchers are especially welcomed.

Abstracts should be written in English and have an extension of 500-600 words. Abstracts should contain a brief and precise title of the work, the background of the study, the method used, a discussion of the findings and main conclusions. Additionally, abstracts must contain the names of the authors, their institutional affiliation and level of degree. Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee and evaluated based in criteria of quality and pertinence. All contributions should be submitted before May 15th, 2018.

Abstract notifications: Corresponding authors will be notified by e-mail about the status of their submitted abstract due to June 10th, 2018. 

Keynote Speakers: Francisco Ortega (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro); Angela García (Stanford University); David Orr (University of Sussex). Special participation: Nikolas Rose (King’s College London)

With the support of: Centre for Global Mental Health; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; King’s College London; Millenium Institute for Research in Depression and Personality.

Those wishing to submit an abstract or express an interest in contributing please email: