The Museum of the Normal – What You Said

        This is a post by Sarah Chaney and Helen Stark, both project managers in the Centre for the History of the Emotions. ‘I realised how normative, pseudo-scientific the idea of normal can be… Also that normal doesn’t necessarily equal … Continue reading

“Fat and Well”: Force-Feeding and Emotion in the Nineteenth-Century Asylum

Sarah Chaney is a PhD student at the UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines and co-organiser of the Damaging the Body seminar series. This post, about food, physical restraint, and Victorian psychiatric treatment, arises from one element of her PhD … Continue reading