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The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar

Due to Covid-19, the Richardson Seminar has suspended in-person meetings for the time being. If you would like to attend a session remotely, please contact Dr. Megan Wolff at for zoom instructions.

In response to the pandemic, the Institute of Psychiatry has put together a series of resources examining the psychiatric aspects of Covid-19 and epidemic disease. You may access it here.

In the early 1960s, a research seminar on the history of psychiatry was inaugurated in what was then the History of Psychiatry Section. This forum brought together a number of scholars, many of whom had works in progress on the origins of American psychiatry. Over the years, the Research Seminar began to attract more of a national and international range of scholars covering a broad array of scholarly topics. In 1993, thanks to the generosity of the Richardson family, the seminars were endowed. The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar convenes twice a month, presenting a work-in-progress to an inter-disciplinary group of scholars. It has the distinctions of being the oldest forum in the United States dedicated to the study of the history of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. By invitation only.
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