This weekend, VCS faculty member Lynn Gamwell will present her paper “Sigmund Freud and Art” during the conference A Freudian Perspective on What Ails the World Today at the The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation in New York. The bilingual (French/English) colloquium is co-presented by the Helix Center and L’ Association Des Amis de Passages (ADAPes) Comité Freud, and will span two days (Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th).
Here is a short excerpt from the Helix Center’s event description:
For the further illumination of and greater appreciation for the ideas of the father of psychoanalysis, the The ADAPes Freud Committee, founded in 2014, is organizing its first colloquium abroad in order to fight against contemporary ills: crises of identity, religious and nationalist extremism, and failures in education…Freud’s thinking appears to us to be a key to an understanding of these global realities.
The distinguished members of the Comité and the Freud Fund are thus most pleased to inaugurate a series of international conferences in dialogue with American peers, through the joint sponsorship of the Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Professors in the humanities and social sciences, psychoanalysts, and cultural and political personages will hold roundtable discussions on three themes:
- • Identity formation
- • Education and the thirst for knowledge
- • Knowledge to overcome religious and nationalist extremism
The rest of this introduction is available at the link above, along with a list of participants and information on the colloquium’s location and schedule. The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation is located at 247 East 82nd Street; the two-day colloquium is free and open to the public.