from what I have seen on this list and on H-History-and-Theory (to which
I no longer subscribe) Koenigsberg has only been taken seriously on the
latter, a fact from which you might draw your own conclusions ... That
it is a 'vanity project' for a retired psychohistorian is precisely what
I expected; that twenty people paid $150 to attend a symposium in a
living room with nothing better than bottled water - I fear I would have
required caffeine injections to stay awake - is truly tragic.
Mark Kelly wrote:
>This is from a net source ( http://www.invisibleadjunct.com/
>unsubstantiated, but I think there is sufficient reason to be concerned
>In November of last year I responded to a call for conference papers under
>the rubric of 'Symposium on the Psychological Interpretation of War,'
>sponsored by the Library of Social Science in New York (Dr. Richard
>Koenigsberg, Director). As this invitation appeared on my professional
>list-serve, I had no reason to question the bona fides of this organization
>(their website was also innocuous). The other participants (around 20 total,
>in two sessions), from multiple disciplines and major universities and
>institutions here and abroad, also learned of this conference through their
>professional list-serves and other networks. The conference took place last
> The Library of Social Science, it turned out, was Dr. Koenigsberg's
> apartment living room in a run down corner of Elmhurst, Queens. The
> 'Library', it seems, was not much more than a vanity project and
> sometime vendor of academic books at various professional organization
> conferences around the country. Incidentally, a $150.00 registration fee
> was charged. There were no stipends for travel or accommodations and no
> meals were provided (other than candy, fruit, and bottled water.) Dr.
> Koenigsberg's doctorate is, I surmised, in psychology or psychoanalysis
> but, in his own words, 'he has been studying Hitler for 30 years.'