Cheiron & ESHHS to meet in Dublin

Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS) will hold a joint meeting 25-29 June at University College Dublin. It is the first time the two societies have met together since ESHHS came into being as a European offshoot of the North-American-based Cheiron in 1982.

University of Toronto philosopher Ian Hacking will give the invited address on Wed., 27 June, speaking on “The Earliest Days of Autism.” Hacking is the author of books on the use of probability in the sciences, and on the history of “split personality” or “dissociation,” as well as articles on the recursive character “human kinds” (such as psychiatric diagnostic categories).

Other prominent speakers will include John Burnham on “accident proneness,” Robert Rieber on the influence of ancient Egyptian magial traditions on psychoanalysis, Graham Richards on logos vs. mythos in psychology, and Michael Sokal on James McKeen Cattell.

The full program and registration details can be found here.


About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.