University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Holocaust Studies

Calendar Event

Symposium: Psychiatry in the Third Reich

Sep 18, 2016
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Waterman Memorial Lounge (Room 338)

Symposium: “Psychiatry in the Third Reich: Historical, Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives, Legacies and Lessons”

UVM Miller Center for Holocaust Studies
The Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship in Holocaust Studies
UVM College of Arts and Sciences
UVM College of Medicine
Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families
UVM Department of Psychiatry
Howard Center

G.Scott Waterman, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, UVM College of Medicine
Alan E. Steinweis, Professor of History and Miller Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies, UVM

Free and open to the public
No registration required
Coffee and refreshments will be served
Lunch will be provided to all attendees

Ample free parking behind the Waterman Building or in the UVM visitor lot, both accessible from College Street. No permitor fee is required on Sundays.


9:00 am: Welcoming Remarks

9:15 –10:15 am: “The Biocratic State and Redemptive Racial Hygiene,” Sheila Faith Weiss, Clarkson University

10:15 – 10:30 am:Refreshments

10:30 – 11:30 am: “Psychiatry during the Nazi Period:Historical Knowledge, Open Questions,” Volker Roelcke, University ofGiessen

11:30 – 11:45 am: Refreshments

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: “Genes and Environments: Promises and Pitfalls of Psychiatric Genetics for Diagnosis and Treatment,”Robert Althoff, University of Vermont

12:45 – 2:00 pm: Lunch (provided to all attendees)

2:00 – 3:00 pm: “Why the ‘New Psychiatry’ is for All of Us: The Future of Psychiatry is Now,” James Hudziak, University of Vermont

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Refreshments

3:15 – 4:15 pm: “Degeneration, Essences, andthe Concept ofMental Illness in Nazi Germany,” Peter Zachar, Auburn University Montgomery

4:15 – 4:30 pm: Refreshments

4:30 – 5:30 pm: “Bending Public Policy in Psychiatric Research and Practice,” John Sadler, University of Texas Southwestern

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Concluding Discussion