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1st Midlands MAP Festival: Philosophy, Academia and Mental Health.

This event was organised with the intention to overcome isolation, foster inclusivity and interaction, and fight the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. Supported by Marc Sanders Foundation

Co-organised by M4C funded University of Warwick student, Giulia Lorenzi.

MAP Warwick, MAP Birmingham and, the recently founded, MAP Nottingham, (three local chapters of the MAP -Minorities and Philosophy International Network) are happy to announce the schedule of the 1st Midlands MAP Festival: Philosophy, Academia and Mental Health. The event aims to create a space to discuss topics related to Mental Health in a broad sense and hosts different types of sessions (some more scientific, others more testimony oriented). The hope is also to facilitate connections and interactions among MAP Chapters, their members and the academic community broadly conceived. The event is open to all and will be held on Zoom. You can find the complete schedule below.


Wednesday 26th of May – 4.45pm

Welcome from Organising Committee


Prof. Lisa Bortolotti (University of Birmingham)

“The Agential Stance: How to support young people’s sense of agency in mental health clinical encounters” 

Chair: Giulia Lorenzi (University of Warwick) 


Friday 28th of May – 5pm

Prof. Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick) 

“Imposter Syndrome in Philosophy”

Chair: Jaspal Singh Gharu (University of Birmingham)


Thursday 3rd of June – 5 pm

Asst. Prof. Matthew Duncombe (University of Nottingham)

“Mental Health and the Philosophical Profession”

Chair: Victoria Galvao (University of Birmingham) 


Monday 7th of June – 5 pm 

Lauren Blackwood (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion officer – King’s College London)

 “Understanding Micro-Aggressions within the Higher Education Setting”

Chair: Riana Popat (University Nottingham)


Wednesday 9th June – 5 pm

Jasmine Khan (Journalist, Public Speaker and Mental Health Advocate)

“Mental Health and The Modern World”

Chair: Sailee Khurjekar (University of Warwick)

Friday 11th June – 5pm
Asst. Prof. Dana Miranda (University of Massachusetts Boston)
“Admission: The Subject as an Object of Study” 
Chair: Janset Ö. Çetinkaya (University of Nottingham)
Please, follow the link below to register and receive the invitations for the Zoom meetings:
Invitations and Zoom Meetings Link

map flyer FINAL.pdf

Wednesday 26th May- Friday 11th June 2021

Online via Zoom