SPG: Colloquium History of Medicine & Psychiatry


Ever since its disciplinary establishment in the 18th century, psychiatry has avidly engaged in circulation of knowledge and ideas with political agents. Its participation in societal planning brings psychiatry to a productive exchange with popular and interdisciplinary discourses. At the same time, it also raises issues of power distribution, in- and exclusion. Together with our invited experts Martin Schaffner (University of Basel) and Monika Ankele (Medical University of Vienna) we discuss public, political, institutional, and epistemic aspects of History of Psychiatry/History of Medicine in the late 19th and 20th centuries. 

To discuss this complex relationship the Doctoral School for Historical and Cultural Studies is delighted to invite you to a colloquium on the History of Medicine & Psychiatry, on June 28.

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

The colloguium will be held in in hybrid form to enable our online guests to provide their questions and comments to the "offline" experts and participants. We kindly ask you to register here

Concept & organization: Clemens Ableidinger, Franziska Cont, Anastassiya Schacht, Francesco Toncich