Psychiatry and Culture in Historical Perspective 2014-15 (Yale)

Psychiatry and Culture in Historical Perspective 2014-15

Department of Psychiatry and Section of the History of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine


*All meetings at 630 pm at at the Fulton Room, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT. Please contact or for details* 


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Michael Staub, PhD (Department of English, Baruch College)

Dichotomania: Split-Brain Research and the Rise of the Neuroscience Revolution


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ben Harris, PhD (Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire)

“Practicing Mind-Body Medicine Before Freud:  John G. Gehring, the ‘Wizard of the Androscoggin’”


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Eli Zaretsky, PhD, (Department of History, The New School for Liberal Arts)

Topic TBA


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Helena Hansen, MD, PhD (Departments of Psychiatry and Anthropology, New York University)

“Managing the Fix: How Do You Treat Addiction in the Age of Pills?” (documentary film and discussion)


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Claire Edington, PhD (Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University)

“Getting Out of the Asylum: Writing the Social History of Psychiatry in French Indochina”


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD (Center for Health, Medicine, and Society, Vanderbilt University)

Topic TBA


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Erika Dyck, PhD (Department of History, University of Saskatchewan)

Topic TBA


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau, PhD (Department of History, New York University)

“The Patient’s Turn: Re-Assessing Roy Porter’s Legacy, Thirty Years On”

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