Cultures of Anxiety: A two-day interdisciplinary conference



8 & 9 June 2017
Clifton Hill House Function Foyer

Although it is notoriously difficult to define, anxiety has long been theorized in a variety of fields, from philosophy to psychology, theology to neuroscience. Since 1980, when DSM-III separated anxiety neurosis into ‘panic disorder’ and ‘generalized anxiety disorder’, our understanding of and response to anxiety has become ever more pathologized, and the list of symptoms and types of anxiety has changed and grown through DSM-IV (1994) and, most recently, DSM-V (2013).

The conference will respond to some of these most recent trends in the study of anxiety by considering how our evolving understanding of it as a cultural condition might affect the ways in which we represent, discuss, and deal with it.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Catherine Belling (Northwestern University)

For more information, please see the Cultures of Anxiety website.