Why Psy-ences? Why this Project?
The Psy-ences Project is a regional seminar, launched by Elizabeth Lunbeck (History, Vanderbilt), Emily Martin (Anthropology, NYU), and Louis Sass (Clinical Psychology, Rutgers), that will provide a venue for scholars--from graduate students to professors to practitioners -- concerned with the emergence and social influence of such disciplines as psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychopharmacology. Scattered across the disciplines (history, anthropology, literature, philosophy, sociology, science studies, legal studies, psychology and psychiatry) and dispersed among the area's institutions, such scholars benefit from a forum in which to address their common interests. Our hope is that The Psy-ences Project will foster communication and scholarly exchange among researchers in this increasingly culturally potent area.
We are pleased to announce the next meeting of the Psyences Project: Jonathan M. Metzl, professor of psychiatry and women’s studies at the University of Michigan, will discuss his new book, The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.
January 29, 2010, 3-5 pm, Room 542, 726 Broadway.
This is an NYU building—photo ID is required at the door.
Wine will be served following the seminar. Space is limited.
Feb 12, 2010 we will meet for discussion of a paper by Michael Bess, professor of history at Vanderbilt University, “Bioelectronics and the coming half-century: Ethical implications of the convergence between informatics and neuroscience”