Psychedelic New York: A Short History of LSD in a Global Metropolis

Health law postdoctoral fellow Agnieszka Doll has organized a speaker series on the regulation of psychedelics. The series will feature three webinars over the Fall semester. Catch the last one, "Psychedelic New York: A Short History Of Lsd In A Global Metropolis" with Dr. Chris Elcock.

In the standard narratives surrounding the history of LSD and psychedelics, the American West coast looms large and has obscured other parts of the country like New York City.

Speaker: Dr. Chris Elcock is an independent historian of LSD and psychedelics based in France. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Saskatchewan and under the supervision of Canada Research Chair Dr. Erika Dyck. In 2013 he was the recipient of the American Culture Association’s William M. Jones Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture for his work on the American psychedelic movement. He is currently finishing a monograph on the history of LSD in New York City and coediting a book on the international history of psychedelics. He is the cofounder of the Société psychédélique de Lyon, a non-profit organization dedicated to psychedelic science popularization and harm-reduction, and more recently he has worked on Usona Institute’s Porta Sophia prior art database.


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Register via Zoom.


Free. All are welcome.


Agnieszka Doll: