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Our archive identifies and explores sources, and we work on several topic-related subprojects. Each subproject comprises a body of short biographies that can be accessed in the database via the respective search bar. Some selected biographies are available in English.


1. Subproject: History of professions

Our focus is on members of the medical and psychosocial professions in the field of psychiatry, but we also consider influences from other fields and disciplines (e.g., administrators, sociologists, journalists, historians). Read more


2. Subproject: History of Experience

Our focus is mainly on authors of autobiographies or first-person accounts as well as on artists. Accounts by relatives and other close associates are relatively rare and a topic for future research. Read more


3. Other subprojects

There exist subprojects on Art and Psychiatry, Psychiatry in Nazi Germany and Psychiatric Social Work. The database offers a basic stock of short biographies and biograms for each subtopic. The Art and Psychiatry search box is differentiated by genre.