Sunday, September 06, 2009

"After Freud Left: Centennial Reflections on his 1909 Visit to the United States," New York Academy of Medicine, October 3-4, 2009.

In 1909, Sigmund Freud made his only visit to the United States. He arrived in New York, spent much time there, and departed from New York. This symposium will meet in New York exactly one hundred years after his arrival back in Vienna to consider what happened to his ideas and his networks in America in the century after he left. Some speakers will consider the setting of 1909. Others will review developments in the next century, for example in American social sciences in general, or in the supposed Americanization of the world. This symposium is strictly historical, looking at the long view. It will NOT take up either current theoretical and clinical controversies or the “Freud Wars” controversies. The purpose, rather, is to stimulate mature reflection. The exact topic of each speaker is still under negotiation, but all of them are thinking in terms of general, significant papers of interest to an informed public. Visit the conference webpage here:

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