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UCL Special Collections appoints its first Visiting Fellow

10 April 2019

Dr Adrian Chapman has been appointed as the first Special Collections Visiting Fellow.

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The Fellowship programme is an opportunity for external researchers to visit UCL to conduct research on a topic centred on the Special Collections holdings. Its aims are to raise awareness of the collections amongst the research community and to facilitate new research into the collections.

Adrian holds a PhD from UCL, and currently teaches at the University of Notre Dame and Florida State University. He has published extensively on psychiatry and the counterculture of the 1960s.

He will be spending six weeks with us in summer working on his project 'Underground Psychiatry: R. D. Laing, Radical Psychiatry and the Underground Press'. Drawing on our unrivalled collection of Little Magazines and alternative press publications, Adrian will examine how the underground press circulated, contested and appropriated Laing’s ideas in the 1960s.

Adrian will participate in the programme of workshops, talks and lectures run by the Special Collections Department. The events will be advertised on the Special Collections website and on our Twitter feed.