Changes to the Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar

Due to Covid-19, the Richardson Seminars will take place online using Zoom until further notice. If you would like to access a session, please contact Dr. Megan Wolff at for the url. The sessions take place from 2:00pm (EST) until 3:30pm (EST). (For those residing in Europe the lectures will take place from 6:00pm GMT until 7:30 pm GMT)


Theme: Issues in Mental Health Policy

April 8

Damir Huremović, M.D., North Shore University Hospital, “Psychiatry of Pandemics: Understanding the historical and psychological perspective of a current pandemic outbreak”


April 22

Susannah Cahalan, “The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness”


Theme: Issues in Mental Health Policy

April 29

Craig L. Katz, M.D., Mount Sinai Health System, “Psychiatry, Immigrant Detention, and Beyond”


May 6

Samuel Scharff, M.D. /Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, “Democratizing the Diagnosis: Legal Paths into and out of Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization in 1930s Georgia, USA”


May 20

Fernando Vidal, Ph.D., ICREA-Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies

Eric T. Carlson Memorial Lecture: Grand Rounds”How We Became Our Brains”

Richardson Seminar: “Performing Brains on Screen”

Psychiatry of Pandemics

Richardson Schedule – Spring 2020


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