Happy Birthday, Sigmund Freud

Two events will be held April 5 and 6 in early commemoration of Sigmund Freud’s 150th birthday.

On April 5, Frank Scherer will give an illustrated lecture, “Freud’s ‘Via Regia’: A West-Eastern Journey into a Chapter of Central European History”, in 230 York Lanes at 4pm. Scherer is a doctoral student in Social & Political Thought at York.

Right: Sigmund Freud

On April 6, four York professors will hold a roundtable discussion about “Freud at 150, Freud at York: New Directions” in 305 York Lanes at 4pm. Participating will be social science Prof. Paul Antze, humanities Prof. Steve Bailey, German Prof. Christina Kraenzle and sociology Prof. John O’Neill.

The events take place exactly a month before the 150th anniversary of the famous Austrian psychoanalyst, who was born May 6, 1856.

The events are presented by York’s Canadian Centre for German and European Studies in conjunction with the Paul Roazen Memorial Lecture Series.

Left: The late Paul Roazen

Roazen, one of North America’s leading psychoanalytic theorists and intellectual historians, died Nov. 3. He taught political science at York from 1971 to 1995.