Intervoice, in partnership with Entrevoces – the Spanish Hearing Voices Network – will be hosting it’s annual ‘Intervoice Day’ on the 5th November in Madrid. This is the day before the World Congress and is open to members of the Hearing Voices Movement.
Date: 5 November 2015
Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business Science and Tourism of UAH University (Universidad de Alcalá) – Plaza de la Victoria 2.
This venue is close to the Cathedral and can be seen on google maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/yUpCY2NVZW42
Theme: This day will be for celebrating voices and embracing diversity
Whilst you can be a member of the Hearing Voices Movement without joining Intervoice, the charity, we would like to encourage people to consider becoming a member of our charity to help support our work. If you would like to join, please see: Join Us.
The Intervoice Day is an excellent opportunity to hear about the development of Hearing Voices Networks across the world, sharing experiences and inspiration with others who are involved in the movement. It is provided free of charge.
If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] with:
- Your full name
- Where you are from
- Your contact e-mail address
- Whether you participate in a Hearing Voices Group or Network
- If you would like to lead a discussion on a topic, please tell us when you register for the day
We look forward to welcoming you at this gathering.
Presentations by countries (5 mins each – Greece, Australia, Spain, Quebec, UK, Western Balkan)
|10.00am||2 personal stories from Spanish voice hearers, consecutively translated|
|11.00am||Politics: Human Rights Perspective – Martin & Olga to lead|
|12.00||Creating Space for Small Group Discussions|
|1.00pm||Lunch & Networking – Cafetaria €7 per luncheon|
|2.30pm||Plenary: Feedback from Groups – Dirk moderator|
|3.15pm||Presentations by countries (5 mins each – 4 countries)|
|4.30pm||Victoria Patton from Durham University Hearing The Voice Project|
|5.15pm||Closure of the day|
Dr Victoria Patton – Bio
Victoria Patton is the Project Coordinator for Hearing the Voice – a large interdisciplinary research project, based at Durham University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, which aims to provide a better understanding of what it is like to hear voices when no one is speaking. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the project and works closely with the project co-directors, Charles Fernyhough and Angela Woods, in order to raise its profile locally, nationally and abroad. Prior to joining Durham University in 2012, Victoria worked in a series of part-time project management roles at Newcastle University. She completed her DPhil in philosophy at the University of Oxford in 2005, and has a particular interest in early modern philosophy and the philosophy of perception.
About Hearing the Voice
Hearing the Voice is an ambitious interdisciplinary research project which aims to provide a better understanding of what it is like to hear voices when no one is speaking.
Usually associated with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia, voice-hearing is also an important aspect of many ordinary people’s lives. Our project examines this phenomenon from as many different relevant perspectives as possible. In addition to exploring the subjective experience of voice-hearing, we are investigating their underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms, and the ways in which hearing voices has been interpreted and represented in different cultural, historical and religious contexts.
Our international research team, based at Durham University in the UK, includes academics from cognitive neuroscience, cultural studies, English literature, medical humanities, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology and theology, working closely with clinicians, artists, voice-hearers and other ‘experts by experience’.
Hearing the Voice was funded by a Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust between 2012-2015. We have recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Humanities and Social Science to continue our research into voice-hearing until 2020.