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Current Program Schedule

Fall 2020
The Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar
2:00 PM- 3:30PM

Due to Covid-19, Richardson Seminars will take place online through the fall semester. For the URL, please contact Dr. Megan Wolff at

September 9
Victor J. Krebs, Ph.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Richard Frankel, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
"Human Virtuality and Digital Life"
September 16
Issues in Mental Health Policy
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.
, Weill Cornell Medicine
"Bioethics after COVID-19 & Why History Matters"
October 7
On the Nature of the Imagination: George Makari in discussion with Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster
October 21
Andrew Scull, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
"Some Remarks on Psychiatry and its Discontents"
November 4
Jennifer Lambe, Ph.D., Brown University
"Mind Wars: Psychiatry and its Critics, 1960-1994"
November 18
Psychiatry and the Arts
"Towards a Visionary Science: A Discussion with Sonu Shamdasani on C.G Jung's The Black Books"
December 2
Andreas Killen, Ph.D., City University of New York
"Experiments in Consciousness: Brain Science in the 1950s"
December 16
Jonathan Sadowsky, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
"Narrative Arcs in the History of Psychiatry: the Case of Depression"
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