Fulbright Freud Visiting Lecturer of Psychoanalysis

Since 1999, the Sigmund Freud Foundation and the Austrian Fulbright Commission invite American scientists for a study visit which is combined with a visiting professorship on a university in Vienna.

2017 Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is associate professor of art history at Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught previously at Parsons School of Design and Kendall College of Art and Design. He received his BA in art history and German Studies from Williams College and his Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University, where he wrote a dissertation on the Viennese design reformer Jakob von Falke. Current research and teaching focus on the history of modern design, museums and exhibitions, and the intersection of design with scientific discourses. Publications include an article on color theory in the journal West 86th (2015), an article on Ringstrasse-era exhibition culture in Centropa (2015), an essay on Viennese taste in the exhibition catalog Klimt und die Ringstrasse (2015), and several reviews of books and exhibitions on Viennese art and design.

As Fulbright-Freud Fellow, he will be working on the research project “Sigmund Freud, Interior Decorator,” which reevaluates the Berggasse interiors in relationship to nineteenth-century theories of color and the mind. At the Universität für angewandte Kunst he will be teaching a seminar on “Design and Psychology.”

Information for Applicants

Grant Activity:
Conduct research at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna and teach between one or two courses or seminars on a topic related to the research project at a Viennese host institution. Details of teaching assignment to be arranged by the Sigmund Freud Foundation and the Austrian Fulbright Commission in consultation with grantee.
History, theory, application and/or practice of psychoanalysis

The Commission expects Fulbright-Freud scholars to have a high level of German proficiency, although English may be used as the language of instruction.

Additional Qualifications:
Several years of teaching/lecturing or professional experience in relevant fields of psychoanalysis. Applicants should explain why their research needs to be conducted in Vienna.

Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna
Length of Grant:
4 months
Applicants must solicit a letter of invitation from the Sigmund Freud Foundation by submitting a curriculum vitae and research/lecturing proposal. Grantee will have a work station at the University of Vienna.
Fulbright Scholar Program
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5M
Washington D.C. 2008-3009
Tel: (202) 686-7877

Austrian program officer
Alexandra Squitieri (asquitieri@cies.iie.org)
General information
Request for applications forms: apprequest@cies.iie.org

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