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Free Virtual Exhibit Opening and Moderated Panel Discussion: Freud’s Drawings and the Visual Origins of Psychoanalysis

February 17th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

In this panel discussion, marking the opening of the online exhibition The Interpretation of Drawings: Freud and the Visual Origins of Psychoanalysis, noted Freud scholars explore the role of Freud’s drawings and art collection in the development of his psychoanalytic theories, and provide new insights into the man and mind behind some of the most influential and debated therapeutic techniques ever developed.


Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor and Faculty Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University

Elizabeth Lunbeck, Professor of the History of Science in Residence, Harvard University

Nimrod Reitman, Exhibit Guest Curator; Visiting Fellow, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University; Researcher, Department of Literary Studies, Ghent University


Caroline Jones, Professor of Art History, and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joseph Koerner, Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture; Senior Fellow, Society of Fellows; Harvard University

Andreas Mayer, Senior Researcher, Centre Alexandre Koyré, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS); Professor, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Diane O’Donoghue, Director, Program for Public Humanities, Tufts University; Visiting Professor of Public Humanities, Brown University

Advance registration required. Please note that registration closes 30 minutes prior to the event start time.


Date: February 17th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Calendars: Public Events