Peter Loewenberg

Professor Emeritus of Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History and Political Psychology, UCLA

Peter Loewenberg is a Professor Emeritus of Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History and Political Psychology at UCLA. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst and former Dean of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. He is former Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association [IPA] China Committee and currently teaches Psychoanalysis in Shanghai, Wuhan, and Beijing. He is the former Chair of the Committee on Research and Special Training (CORST) of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

He is the author of numerous books and papers on history, psychoanalysis, and their integration, including Decoding the Past: the Psychohistorical Approach (1996) and Fantasy and Reality in History (1995). He is Editor (with Nellie Thompson) of 100 Years of the IPA: The Centenary History of the International Psychoanalytical Association (1910-2010): Evolution and Change (2011). He was the Sir Peter Ustinov Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna and received the Nevitt Sanford Award for his professional contributions to the field of Political Psychology.

His current research is on “Aby Warburg, the Hopi Snake Ritual, and Ludwig Binswanger.”

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Aby Warburg: Art, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis: Day 2

Sunday, October 13th
9:30 - 4:15PM

Past Event

This two-day symposium explores Warburg’s ideas and their adumbrations, e.g., his preoccupations with – and intuitions about – memory, both in relation to different forms of artistic creation and in anticipation of concepts related to neuroplasticity and neuroesthetics; the significance and fluency of the image – its elliptical and metaphoric functions – and of affect… read more »