Congress of the Spanish Society for the History of Psychology in Sevilla

The Spanish Society for the History of Psychology is happy to announce its XXXIII Symposium, to be held in Sevilla from April 15 to April 17, 2020. The Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Experimental Psychology at the Universidad de Sevilla.

Proposals for oral presentations and posters, as well as panels or monographic sessions on any aspect of the history of the human, behavioral and social sciences will be welcome. Particularly encouraged this year are submissions dealing with the following issues:

  • History of Psychology in Spain
  • History of Psychology in Ibero-America
  • Women in the History of Psychology
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Historiography of Psychology
  • Miscellanea

Keynote lectures

Opening Conference

Image of José Luis Pinillos. A multi-sided approach to his figure and work. Dr. Enrique Lafuente (UNED, Madrid)

SEPEX Conference

The Birth of Psychotherapy from the Turmoil of American Religion. Dr. Christopher D. Green (York University, Toronto, Canada)


Proposals for oral presentations should contain a 700-word abstract (Spanish and English), including a short bibliography. They should be informative enough to enable the Scientific Committee to do its evaluative task properly.

Proposals for panels (monographic sessions) should contain a 500 word rationale (Spanish and English), including a short bibliography, plus a brief abstract of some 300 words (Spanish and English) for each of the contributions submitted. Panels should consist of 3 to 5 contributions.

Proposals for posters should contain a 300-word abstract (Spanish and English), including a short bibliography.

Travel stipends

A limited number of travel stipends will be provided by the SEHP to students contributing to the Symposium and duly applying for them. Registrations should be sent to by February 1, 2020. Registration requirements can be found on the SEHP’s blog.


Those students wishing to submit their research papers to the SEHP’s “Juan Huarte de San Juan” and/or “Antonio Caparrós” awards are kindly requested to send their manuscripts to the SEHP’s mail address: by February 1, 2020. Requirements can be consulted at the SEHP’s website.

Symposium venue

All scientific sessions will be held at the Faculty of Psychology, Assembly Hall, in Ramón and Cajal Campus, Camilo José Cela St. (District of Nervión), Sevilla.

Organizing Committee

Natividad Sánchez, Gabriel Ruiz, Esperanza Quintero, Estrella Díaz, Luis Gonzalo de la Casa, Juan Carlos López y Juan Pedro Vargas (Departamento de Psicología Experimental. Universidad de Sevilla).

Scientific Committee

Alexandra Rutherford (York University), Annette Mülberger (Universidad de Barcelona), Arthur Arruda Leal (Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro), Manuel Sánchez de Miguel (Universidad del País Vasco), Noemí Pizarroso (UNED, Madrid) y Natividad Sánchez (Universidad de Sevilla).

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.