CfP – Workshop on the History of Psychology and the Sciences of the Human Mind

CfP – German Forum for the History of the Human Sciences

In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin) and the Erfurt Chair for the History of Science, the German Forum for the History of the Human Sciences is organizing its fifth workshop for ongoing projects on the history of psychology and other disciplines conducting research on the human mind (anthropology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, phrenology, etc.).

We are open to all contributions in the subject area, regardless of their epochal or regional focus. The objective of the workshop is to discuss drafts for journal articles, chapters for master theses, dissertations or book projects. We invite experts in the history of the human sciences to join us to discuss these drafts.

Interested scholars at all stages of their career are encouraged to submit abstracts and a short CV by October 15, 2021. Manuscripts of accepted abstracts will be presented briefly by other participants during the workshop, and discussed with the support of subject matter experts. To allow for a reasonable reading time, accepted texts should be submitted by February 15, 2022

The workshop will be held online on March 17 and 18, 2022, and will provide one hour of discussion time for each manuscript. The presentation of the texts will be kept short to allow adequate time for discussion.

The Forum for the History of the Human Sciences was founded in Berlin in June 2016 and aims to promote long-term exchange among scholars working on the history of the human sciences. While we have focused on German-speaking academia in recent years, we are excited to take advantage of the newly-established practice of videoconferencing to host this unconventional international workshop.

For questions about the workshop or the German Forum for the History of the Human Sciences please contact Laurens Schlicht ( or Verena Lehmbrock (

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.