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Psychedelics and Culture: An Evening in Celebration of the Book American Trip: Set, Setting and the Psychedelic Experience in the Twentieth Century

October 29, 2020

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How does culture shape psychedelic experiences? And how do psychedelics shape human cultures? Has the psychedelic experience transformed with the passing of time? How does it change between different times and places?

Psychedelics and Culture is an evening in celebration of the publication of American Trip: Set and Setting and the Psychedelic Experience in the Twentieth Century by Ido Hartogsohn. Eight leading scholars who study psychedelics from diverse perspectives (sociology, anthropology, neuroscience, STS, religious studies) will speak to the cultural dimensions of psychedelia and offer commentary on the themes, ideas and questions presented in American Trip. Israeli indie group Nico Teen will provide psychedelic sounds, and The Psychedelic Video Museum will add some indispensable kaleidoscopic colors.

First Session

18:30-20:30 Jerusalem Time (GMT+2), 11:30-13:30 EST, 8:30-10:30 PST


Leor Roseman. Center for Psychedelic Research, Imperial College London

Uri Schwed. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University

Yahav Erez. The Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society, Bar Ilan University

Tomer Persico. Shalom Hartman Institute. UC Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies 

The incredible sounds of NICO TEEN

Second Session

20:30-22:00 Jerusalem Time (GMT+2), 13:30-15:00 EST, 10:30-12:00 PST


Erik Davis. Independent scholar and author of High Weirdness.

Nancy Campbell. Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

David Dupuis. Department of Anthropology, Durham College.

Nicholas Langlitz. Department of Anthropology, New School for Social Research.

Closing words:

Ido Hartogsohn

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