International Symposium at the Freud Museum

“It is what is happening, right here, when a house, the Freuds’ last house, becomes a museum: the passage from one institution to another.” (Jacques Derrida, ‘Archive Fever’)

Presented as a gift to the Freud Museum, Jacques Derrida’s 1994 lecture ‘Archive Fever‘ remains a compelling work for scholars and artists interested in the relationship between archives, memory, and technology.

Originally titled ‘The Concept of the Archive: A Freudian Impression’, Derrida’s deconstruction of the act of archiving beautifully opens up the contradictory nature of archives: how they are simultaneously public and private spaces, institutive and conservative, traditional and revolutionary. To mark the 20th anniversary of the lecture, the ‘archive’ at the centre of Derrida’s thinking – the Freud Museum – is inviting a number of academics who attended the lecture to recall their memories of it, offer their interpretations of the work, and explore its continued relevance today.

Duration 12 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
Times Saturday 12 July 2014 - 2pm - 5pm
Cost £25 Full / £15 Concessions (including students, unwaged and staff of museums and archives)
Venue Freud Museum London
Address 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX, ,
Contact 02074352002 / eventsandmedia@freud.org.uk / www.freud.org.uk/events/75625/20-years-of-archive-fever/

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