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Blog, Book and Film by Elizabeth Ann Danto (BIAAS Grantee)

Posted July 9, 2019

BIAAS Austro-Americana Blog Series

Former BIAAS grant recipient, Elizabeth Ann Danto, wrote a blog entitled Freud and Tiffany, New York and Vienna. Dr. Danto received a BIAAS grant in 2011 for her research on the Viennese psychoanalyst and pediatrician, Josef Friedjung. Furthermore, as the overall director of the Freud/Tiffany Project, she organized and convened the accompanying Symposium which BIAAS supported at the Freud Museum London in 2016.

Excerpt from blog: At a time when Vienna was to the Western world what New York is today, Louise Tiffany was reading Freud’s newly-published Interpretation of Dreams in German. Twenty years later, Dorothy, the daughter of Louise and Louis Comfort Tiffany, would take her own four children from New York to Vienna for safety and psychoanalysis and for respite from her complicated marriage to Robert Burlingham at its end. They arrived in 1925.

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Freud/Tiffany by Elizabeth Ann Danto

With over 100 archival photographs and nine original, wide-ranging essays, Freud/Tiffany brings to life the fascinating intersection of psychoanalysis and education. Out of the cultural and political ferment of inter-war Vienna emerged the Hietzing School, founded in the 1920s by Anna Freud, the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, and Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham, the youngest daughter of the great American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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Film: Anna Freud and ‘The Conscience of Society’

Drawing on a wealth of still and video archival materials, this 15 minute digital exhibit brings to life the fascinating intersection of psychoanalysis and education. Out of the cultural and political ferment of inter-war Vienna emerged the Hietzing School, founded in the 1920s by Anna Freud and Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham.

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