In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality

This talk explores the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in mid-twentieth-century America and examines the role of psychiatric scrutiny and stigma in the making of modern sexuality. Focusing on the archive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the federal hospital for the mentally ill in Washington, DC, Kunzel reflects on its meaning and challenges to queer history.


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This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Cluster of HIFIS and Center for the Study of Sexual Culture