Robert Allan Houston, historian of English social history at St. Andrews in Scotland is producing a podcast series with the straightforward title ‘History of Psychiatry.’
Houston’s approach is simultaneously accessible and nuanced; the series is a nice listen of its own accord, but would also make for a quality teaching resource. He has posted three episodes so far, each a nicely digestible length hovering around ten minutes (as he puts it, “bite sized.” Their topics are as follows:
- 1.1 Psychiatry And Its Subject
- 1.2 An Historian’s Approach to Psychiatry: The Aims of the Series
- 2.1 Melancholia and Mania: The Main Classifications
Here is the open source link for the podcast at Sound Cloud.
Find out more about the arc of the forty-four episodes total here, as covered by the Research @StAndrews Blog.