Talk: Dr. Harrower and Shining Molly, Witnesses and Lovers in Twentieth-Century Psychology

Presented by Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron at Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron, Akron OH

Nov 03 2022
Talk: Dr. Harrower and Shining Molly, Witnesses and Lovers in Twentieth-Century Psychology

Mirrored image of Molly Harrower seated at a table.

Join us for an exploration of the extraordinary life of psychologist Molly Harrower.

The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology presents a free talk from British author Jonathan Swinton describing the extraordinary papers of the clinical psychologist Dr. Molly Harrower (1906-1999). Her files and letters shed light on diverse topics, including the 20th century professionalization of clinical psychology and the strategies employed by women scientists to manage their lives and careers before the frameworks of 1970s feminism.

But beyond this historical narrative is deeply human one, offering a more compelling and multifaceted story than many novels, with poetry, sex, romance, betrayal, ambition, disappointment and fulfilment. Jonathan Swinton will introduce his forthcoming biography of Harrower for a non-specialist audience and discuss the challenging layers of evidence that Harrower left behind.

Jonathan is a mathematician and a writer, and his Alan Turing’s Manchester has recently been reissued by The History Press.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 3, 2022 at 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron

73 S. College Street, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325

PARKING INFO

Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.

Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.

Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the 

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