Sculpture of Sigmund Freud, Clark University
A bronze statue of Freud, the work of sculptor Olem Nemon, was presented to Clark by the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1957. Freud's daughter and collaborator, Anna, spoke at the presentation. The statue is on display in the Psychology Department's Hall Room, in Jonas Clark Hall. It is a replica of the sculpture that resides outside of the Sigmund Freud memorial in Hampstead, North London, near the Tavistock Clinic.

Events

2009 Events

Sunday, September 20

Worcester on the Couch

In celebration of the Worcester Cultural Coalition's 10 years of creative city-making and to mark the 100th anniversary of the visit by Sigmund Freud to Worcester and Clark University (his only speaking engagement in the U.S.), the WCC is planning "Worcester on the Couch," an interactive public art project that will "allow people to take to the couch"—to express their visions and concerns about the City and region. The winning $1,000 commission will be unveiled on Sunday, Sept. 20, during the stART on the Street art festival and also will be displayed at various events and locations (indoors and out) around Worcester County in the months to follow.

 

Thursday, October 1, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Grand Rounds at UMass Medical School

"Asylum, Circa 1950: The Life of a Psychiatry Resident at Worcester State Hospital"

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry will bring Enoch Callaway, M.D., emeritus professor of psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, to speak at its Grand Rounds as part of its commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Freud's lectures at Clark University. Dr. Callaway was a resident at the former Worcester State Hospital (WHS). His recent book, "Asylum: A Mid-Century Madhouse and Its Lessons About Our Mentally Ill Today" (Praeger 2007), contains memoirs of his years at WSH and reflections on the meaning of the experience.

 

Saturday, October 3 - Monday, October 5

2009 Centennial Academic Conferences

Conference Web pages

 

Saturday, October 3, 8:00 p.m., Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall

Public Lecture—Sophie Freud

"Living in the Shadow of the Freud Family"

Sophie Freud, professor emeritus of social work at Simmons College, will present a talk and selected readings from her book, "Living in the Shadow of the Freud Family."

Ms. Freud, previously a practicing clinical social worker and supervisor, was born in Vienna and lived near her famed grandfather, psychologist Sigmund Freud, until she emigrated with her mother, first to France and then to the United States. Sophie Freud attended Harvard College and the Simmons School of Social Work. She continues teaching and writing in her retirement.

 

Monday, October 5, 2009, 4:15 p.m.
Razzo Hall, Traina Center, Clark University

Public Lecture— Zoe Beloff

"The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society 1926-1972"

One hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud lectured at Clark University and vacationed in the Adirondacks. But did you know he also went to Coney Island, the amusement park in New York City? Working from that fact, artist Zoe Beloff has created a "documentary" about the activities of an imagined Coney Island Psychoanalytic Society, supported in part by (fictional) Clark alumna Charmion de Forde to promote psychoanalytic ideas. Beloff's artistic invention resurrects a number of the dreams that the society members filmed, as well as their ambitious plans to create a theme park called "Dreamland," based on Freud's understanding of the human psyche. Come hear Zoe Beloff talk about her interpretation of a "Dreamland"!

The New York Times featured Beloff's exhibit at the Coney Island Museum.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Henry J. Leir Chair, Screen Studies, Visual Arts, and Communication and Culture.

 

Thursday, October 15
Reception at 4:00 p.m., Presentation at 4:30 p.m.
Rare Book Room, Academic Commons and Library, plaza level

Public Presentation

Sophie Freud, professor emeritus of social work at Simmons College, will present a talk to the Friends of the Goddard Library. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Ms. Freud, previously a practicing clinical social worker and supervisor, was born in Vienna and lived near her famed grandfather, psychologist Sigmund Freud, until she emigrated with her mother, first to France and then to the United States. Sophie Freud attended Harvard College and the Simmons School of Social Work. She continues teaching and writing in her retirement.

 

Thursday, November 5, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Grand Rounds at UMass Medical School

Psychology Day Seminar: 20th-century research, training at Worcester State Hospital

The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Psychiatry Grand Rounds will offer a two-part seminar on the early 20th-century history of psychology research and training at Worcester State Hospital.

The UMass Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds take place each Thursday of the month from 9 - 10:30 a.m. in Amphitheater I (2nd floor—Medical School Building) unless otherwise indicated. Rounds are attended by faculty, residents, and professional staff, and are also open to the public. For additional information please contact Marsha Falcone at (508) 334-0578 or via email.

 

Saturday, November 21

Global Freud Symposium

Symposium Web page

Faculty and student scholars will engage in a symposium exploring Sigmund Freud's insights and impact in a variety of cultural contexts. The seminar is coordinated by Clark Professor Robert Tobin, Henry J. Leir Chair in Foreign Languages and Cultures. Students taking Professor Tobin's Global Freud course will participate in the seminar and share their research.

 

Saturday, November 21, 8:00 p.m.
Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts

President's Lecture—Sander Gilman

"Electrotherapy Then and Now: Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Treatments in Psychiatry"

Public lecture by Global Freud Symposium keynote speaker Sander Gilman. A cultural and literary historian, author and editor, Gilman is a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, where he is the Director of the Program in Psychoanalysis and the Health Sciences Humanities Initiative. Gilman is currently working on a biography of Freud. Sander Gilman bio