Conference Papers and Lectures


Appropriating Psychiatric Legacies: Historiographic Reflections on Wilhelm Griesinger (1817-1868), Workshop on "Faith in Reform: Anniversaries, Memory and the Asylum in International Historical Perspective", 5 July 2018, Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom. (75)

'Nach der Art eines modernen Harun al Raschid': Herman Heijermans’s 1910 Reports on the Herzberge Mental Asylum in Berlin, Follow-up Conference on "Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era", 14-15 June 2018, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany. (74)

Kraepelin's Clinical Research Methods. Research Seminar, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 7 December 2017, Richmond VA, USA. (73)

Reassessing Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926): Reflections on an Historical Research Project. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 7 December 2017, Richmond VA, USA. (72)

The Green Minna: Transporting Police Detainees in Imperial Berlin. Colloquium, Department of History, Humboldt University, 21 June 2017, Berlin, Germany. (71)

'Nach der Art eines modernen Harun al Raschid': Herman Heijermans’s 1910 Reports on the Herzberge Mental Asylum in Berlin, Conference on "Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era," 2-4 March 2017, German Historical Institute, Washington DC, USA. (70)

Coping with Contingency: Remarks on Historical Work and Working Historians, Autumn Seminar on "Historians at Work", International Students of History Association (ISHA), 20 September 2016, Berlin, Germany. (69)

Emil Kraepelin’s Comparative Psychiatry and His Trips to Java (1904) and America (1925), Workshop on "Significant Figures in the Formation of Transcultural Psychiatry", Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord (MSH-PN), 31 March 2016, Paris, France. (68)

Psychiatric Reflections on Courtroom Psychology in Imperial Berlin (1871-1914), Workshop on "Histories of Forensic Psychology and Forensic Psychiatry", University of Canterbury, 17-18 March 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand. (67)

Emil Kraepelin's Inaugural Lecture: Contexts and Legacies, University of Tartu, 19 February 2016, Tartu, Estonia. (66)

Commentary. Section on "Measuring Melancholic Minds: Competing Paradigms of the Normal and the Pathological" at the conference "Scales of Knowledge: Zooming In and Zooming Out", University of Heidelberg, 8 October 2015, Heidelberg, Germany. (65)

Pastoral Psychiatry and Irrenseelsorge: Religious Aspects of the Anti-Psychiatry Movement in Germany in the 1890s. British Psychological Society History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series, University College London, 20 March 2015, London, United Kingdom. (64)

________. Conference on "Crisis and Religious Madness", Religionswissenschaftliches Institut, University of Leipzig, 24 February 2015, Leipzig, Germany. (63)

Comment on the Film “Nerven”. Film- und Gesprächsreihe: Der Erste Weltkrieg im Film, Institut français, 14 October 2014, Berlin, Germany. (62)

Commentary. Conference on "Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies", University of Liverpool, 9-11 July 2013, Liverpool, United Kingdom. (61)

Commentary. Conference "Madness on Stage -- Staging Madness", TMF, 7 June 2013, Berlin, Germany. (60)

The History of Psychiatry as Interdisciplinary History: The Impact of Philosophy and Psychology on Historical Developments in Psychiatry, 1867-1917. Conference on Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry III: The Nature and Sources of Historical Change, University of Copenhagen, 9-11 May 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark. (59)

Die Wilden Männer von Dalldorf: Zur Vorgeschichte der Irrenstation im Gefängnis Moabit. Colloquium, Department of History, Humboldt University, 19 December 2012, Berlin, Germany. (58)

Die forensische Psychiatrie in Berlin vor 1914, Symposium at the annual Congress of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN), 23-26 November 2011, Berlin, Germany. (57)

New Perspectives in the History of Forensic Psychiatry. History of Science Society Annual Meeting, 5 November 2011, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (56)

Emil Kraepelin on Affective Disorders. Conference on "Emotions and Medicine in the 20th Century," Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, 22-24 September 2011, Berlin, Germany. (55)

Historische Perspektiven auf die klinische Psychiatrie: Zum zeitgenössischen Kontext von Eugen Bleulers Schizophrenielehre. Sixth International Zurich Conference: 100 Jahre Schizophrenieforschung, Psychiatric Clinic, University of Zurich, 30 June 2011, Zurich, Switzerland. (54)

Emil Kraepelin's Correspondence with Brazilian Psychiatrists, 1905-1925. Conference on "Medical and Scientific Relationships between Brazil and Germany: History and Perspectives," Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, 23-25 March 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (53)

Topographies of Forensic Practice in Imperial Germany. Conference on "Crime and Punishment in Modern Europe, 1870-1990," German Historical Institute, 10-12 March 2011, Washington DC, USA. (52)

Richten, Heilen, Strafen: Kulturen der forensischen Psychiatrie in Berlin (1880-1914). Colloquium, Department of History, Humboldt University, 10 February 2011, Berlin, Germany. (51)

Commentary. Conference on "The Making of Modern Suicide," National University of Ireland, 10-12 December 2010, Maynooth, Ireland. (50)

Criminal Psychology in Imperial Germany. Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 6 October 2008, London, United Kingdom. (49)

Reconciling Laboratory and Clinical Evidence: Emil Kraepelin's Experimental Research in Tartu. Keynote Lecture, Conference of the European Association of Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Tartu, 16-20 July 2008, Tartu, Estonia. (48)

Ransacking the Past? Reflections on the Uses and Abuses of the History of Psychiatry. Symposium on the History of Psychiatry, 50th Anniversary Conference of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), 13-17 July 2008, Munich, Germany. (47)

Psychiatrie zwischen Psychologie und Philosophie: Wilhelm Wundt, Moritz Lazarus und Theodore Ziehen. Conference on "Psychiater und Zeitgeist – Zur Geschichte der Psychiatrie in Berlin," Berliner Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, 27-28 June 2008, Berlin, Germany. (46)

Commentary. Conference on "Writing the History of Psychiatry After 1945," Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels, 30-31 May 2008, Brussels, Belgium. (45)

Researching Racial Selves: Reflexive Practices in the Early Gesellschaft für Rassenhygiene. Conference on "Der Mensch im Experiment, 1850-1980," ICI Kulturlabor Berlin, 22-24 May 2008, Berlin, Germany. (44)

Commentary. Conference on "Genealogical Practices: Transdisciplinary Cartography of a Style of Thinking," Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University, 13-15 December 2007, Berlin, Germany. (43)

Psychologie als Argument für die Abschaffung des Strafmasses. Conference on "Psychologie als Argument in der juristischen Literatur des Kaiserreichs," Institute for German and Rhenisch Legal History, University of Bonn, 7-8 December, 2007, Bonn, Germany. (42)

Commentary. Section on "Praktiken der Erforschung von Vererbung im Bereich der Psychiatrie," Annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaften und Technik (DGGMNT), 28-30 September 2007, Wuppertal, Germany. (41)

Forensic Psychiatry in Imperial Germany. Conference on "Criminality and Madness in Germany, 1900-1950," Koebner Center for German History, The Hebrew University, 27-28 May 2007, Jerusalem, Israel. (40)

Commentary. Conference on "Psychiatrische Krankenakten als Material der Wissenschaftsgeschichte: Methodisches Vorgehen an Einzelbeispielen," Charité, Institute for the History of Medicine, 18-19 May 2007, Berlin, Germany. (39)

Demented Selves: Historical Perspectives on Alzheimer's Disease. Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University, 4 April 2007, New York City, USA. (38)

Researching Dementia in Imperial Germany: Alois Alzheimer and the Economies of Psychiatric Practice. Conference on "Untangling Selfhood: The Experience of Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders," Pennsylvania State University, 30 March 2007, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Webcast as "Untangling Selfhood: The History and Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease," Air Date: 3/30/2007, 9:00 AM EST. (37)

Der neue Instaurationsdiskurs in der Psychiatrie. Plenary Symposium at the annual Congress of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN), 22-25 November 2006, Berlin, Germany. (36)

Commentary. Conference "Jenseits von Humboldt: Wissenschaft im Staat 1850-1990," Charité, Institute for the History of Medicine, 11 November 2006, Berlin, Germany. (35)

Affective Erkrankungen bei Kraepelin. Symposium on "The History of Affective Disorders: Diagnosis, Concepts and Classification," Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Jewish Hospital Berlin, 27 October 2006, Berlin, Germany. (34)

Historie des Unterbringungsrechts. Fall Symposium on "Rechtliche Aspekte in der Psychiatrie und Neurologie," Berlin Society for Psychiatry and Neurology, 21 October 2006, Berlin, Germany. (33)

Forensic Psychiatry in Germany: Historical Perspectives 1880-1933. Workshop on "Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility: Legal, Medical, and Historical Perspectives on Psychiatry in the Courtroom," University of Edinburgh, 9 March 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland. (32)

Academic Psychiatry in Germany, 1867-1900: On Economies of Knowledge and the Politics of Professional Practice. Anglo-Dutch Wellcome Symposium, 9 December 2005, Utrecht, The Netherlands. (31)

Commentary. Conference on "Labor und Seminar: Berliner Kulturräume der Wissenschaften," 12 March 2005, Berlin, Germany. (30)

Jurisdictions of Psychiatric Practice. World Psychiatric Association Regional Meeting, 11 November 2004, Florence, Italy. (29)

Die Ökonomie klinischer Inskription: Zu diagnostischen und nosologischen Schreibpraktiken in der Psychiatrie. Conference "Psyche der Schrift - Medialität des Menschen,” Bauhaus-Universität, 2 February 2003, Weimar, Germany. (28)

Placing Psychiatric Practices: On the Spacial Configurations and Contests of Professional Labor in 19th Century Germany. Conference "Space, Psyche and Psychiatry: Mental Health/Illness and the Construction and Experience of Space, ca. 1600-2000," Oxford-Brooks University, 14 December 2002, Oxford, England. (27)

Assembling Professional Selves: Zeitgeschichte as Disciplinary History. Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, 6 October 2002, San Diego, USA. (26)

On Eugenic Practices and Professional Politics. Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University, 18 September 2002, New York City,USA. (25)

Mundane Madness, Urbane Sensibilities, and Scientific Surety: The Politics of Civic Psychiatry in 19th Century Berlin. Conference of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry, 14 September 2002, Madrid, Spain. (24)

Eugenics and the Professionalization of German Psychiatry. Conference "Psychiatry and Eugenics in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Switzerland in the European-American Context," Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, 19 February 2002, Ascona, Switzerland. (23)

Current Trends in Kraepelinian Historiography. Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University, 31 October 2001, New York City, USA. (22)

Assembling Professional Selves: On Clinical Instruction in German Academic Psychiatry. Conference "'Irre' - Ärzte - Politik: Perspektiven auf die deutschsprachige Psychiatrie des 19. Jahrhundert," 9 October 2001, Berlin, Germany. (21)

The Psychiatric Clinic in Munich, 1904-1917. Workshop on American-British-German Relations in Psychiatry, ca. 1870/71-1945, 19 September 2001, Lübeck, Germany. (20)

Halcyon Days? Emil Kraepelin's Early Years in Munich (1903-1914). The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Annual Meeting, 10 July 2001, London, England. (19)

On the Professional Economies and Politics of Academic Psychiatry: The Emergence of University Clinics in 19th Century Germany. Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar, Cornell University, 20 September 2000, New York City, USA. (18)

The Politics of the Psychiatric Cadaver: Eduard Hitzig, Carl Westphal, and Clinical Psychiatry in Germany in the 1880s. William Griesinger Plenary Lecture. Conference of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry, 15 September 1999, Zurich, Switzerland. (17)

The Emergence of University Psychiatric Clinics in Germany, 1867-1914. XI World Congress of Psychiatry, 8 August 1999, Hamburg, Germany. (16)

Reflexionen über Zeitgeschichte als Wissenschaft und öffentliche Praxis: Institutionen, Selbstverständnis, Streitkultur. Zentrum für zeithistorische Forschungen, 14 January 1999, Potsdam, Germany. (15)

Die Normierung des Verbrechers: Emil Kraepelins Kriminalpsychologie. Congress of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Neurology (DGPPN), 19 June 1998, Essen, Germany. (14)

Comment to the Paper of Prof. Peter Schmiedebach (University of Greifswald): 'Abweichung vom Durchschnitt im Sinne der Zweckwidrigkeit' -- Vom Bemühen der Psychiatrie, Maßstäbe für psychische Gesundheit und Krankheit zu entwickeln. Wissenschaftshistorikertag, 28 September 1996, Berlin, Germany. (13)

Normalizing the Criminal: Emil Kraepelin's Criminological Writings. Conference of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry, 12 September 1996, Munich, Germany. (12)

A Socio-historical View on Kraepelin's Nosology: The Clinical Conditions of Kraepelin's Research. Symposium at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Heidelberg, 5 September 1996, Heidelberg, Germany. (11)

Clinical Psychiatry in Germany (1868-1917): Power, Knowledge and Professionalization. Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, 10 June 1996, Berlin, Germany. (10)

'Das Verbrechen als soziale Krankheit': Die kriminologischen Schriften Emil Kraepelins (1856-1926). Colloquium of the Institute for the History of Medicine, Free University of Berlin, 30 May 1996, Berlin, Germany. (9)

Die Normierung des Verbrechers: Emil Kraepelins Kriminalpsychologie und seine Vorschläge zur Strafrechtsreform. Colloquium at the Institute for the History of Medicine, University of Bonn, 29 April 1996, Bonn, Germany. (8)

Die Heidelberger psychiatrische Universitätsklinik am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts: Institutionelle Grundlagen von Kraepelins Hauptwerk Psychiatrie (1896). Psychiatric Clinic Spandau, 15 November 1995, Berlin, Germany. (7)

________. Freiburg Colloquium on the History of Medicine, 12 June 1995, Freiburg, Germany. (6)

________. Workshop for the History of 20th Century Psychiatry, 11 June 1994, Hannover, Germany. (5)

________. 4th Symposium of the German Society for the History of Psychiatry and Neurology, 13 May 1994, Munich, Germany. (4)

The University Clinic in Late 19th Century Psychiatry. Conference of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry, 19 August 1993, London, United Kingdom. (3)

Familienpflege in Dirk Blasius' Der verwaltete Wahnsinn. Workshop for the History of 20th Century Psychiatry, 5 June 1993, Hannover, Germany. (2)

Die kulturelle Dimension von Psychiatrie und Sozialpsychologie: Emil Kraepelin und Willy Hellpach. Werner-Reimers-Stiftung Colloquium on Idealism and Positivism: The Dynamics of Culture and the Cultural Sciences around 1900, 21 January 1993, Bad Homburg, Germany. (1)

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