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Current Program Schedule

Spring 2021
The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar
2:00 PM- 3:30PM

To attend our lectures remotely, please register here or contact Dr. Megan Wolff at

January 20
Chris Chamberlin, Ph.D., Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin
“The Antiracist Clinic”
February 3
Joel P. Eigen, Ph.D., Franklin & Marshall College
"Searching for the Elusive Link: Behavioral Genetics, Neuroscience, and Criminal Responsibility"
February 10
Psychiatry and the Arts
Sharon Olds, Ph.D., in discussion with George J. Makari, M.D.
"Poetry and the Imagination"
February 17
Louis Sass, Ph.D., Rutgers University
“Mental Disorder, Magic, and the Soul: Ways of Knowing among Traditional Healers in Mexico”
March 3
Ginette Jubinville, Ph.D., University of Montreal
in conversation with Todd Porterfield, Ph.D.,New York University, Gallatin
Esman Lecture
”About Art and Architecture at the Beginning of French Psychiatry”
March 17
Emily Baum, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
“The Psychiatric Hospital in Modern Chinese History”
March 31
Ira Hyman, Ph.D.,Western Washington University
“The Danger of Disinformation Campaigns: How Misinformation is Adopted and Why Critical Thinking Won't Save Us”
April 7
Baher Ibrahim, M.D., Doctoral Candidate, University of Glasgow
“Uprooting, Trauma, and Confinement: Psychiatry in Refugee Camps, 1945-1993”
April 21
Carolyn Laubender, Ph.D., University of Essex
“Empires of Mind: Psychosocial Cartographies of 'The Empire' in a Narrative of a Child Analysis”
May 5
Psychiatry and the Arts
Elliot Ackerman in discussion with George J. Makari, M.D.
"Violence and the Imagination"
May 19
Fernando Vidal, Ph.D.,
Eric T. Carlson Memorial Lecture: Grand Rounds
“How We Became Our Brains”

Richardson Seminar
“Performing Brains on Screen”
May 26
Lisa Baraitser, Ph.D., Birkbeck, University of London
Stevens-Barchas Lecture
"Enduring Time"
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