Cenetennial of Freud’s Clark U. Lectures

Freud, Hall, and Jung at Clark U, 1909“AFTER FREUD LEFT: Centennial Reflections on His 1909 Visit to the United States.”

An international symposium, October 3-4, 2009, at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Leading scholars in the history of psychoanalysis and American intellectual history will reflect on what happened to Sigmund Freud’s ideas in the United States in the century after he left New York following his only visit to the New World, a visit that became an iconic event in American history.

The symposium will last all day Saturday, and Sunday until noon, and will be free and open to the public. More details, including instructions for registration and for reserving a luncheon on Saturday, will be available in the coming months at www.nyam.org, then click on events, then conferences. Or contact the outside coordinator, John Burnham, at Ohio State University, burnham.2@osu.edu.

The eight main speakers will be:

Ernst Falzeder, Universit├Ąt Innsbruck and Philemon Foundation

Elizabeth Lunbeck, Vanderbilt University

George Makari, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Louis Menand, Harvard University

Dorothy Ross, Johns Hopkins University

Sonu Shamdasani, Wellcome History of Medicine Unit, University College,
London

Richard Skues, London Metropolitan University

Hale Usak, Universit├Ąt Innsbruck

Invited commentators include:

Jean-Christophe Agnew, Yale University

James Anderson, Northwestern University

Raymond Fancher, York University

James Gilbert, University of Maryland

About Christopher Green

Professor of Psychology at York University (Toronto). Former editor of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. Creator of the "Classics in the History of Psychology" website and of the "This Week in the History of Psychology" podcast series.