Head and Shoulder Hunting: Walter Freeman and the Visual Culture of Lobotomy

The Experimental Humanities Initiative at Bard College welcomed Miriam Posner, the UCLA Digital Humanities Coordinator for a riveting talk exploring lobotomy and photography in congruence with a workshop on Palladio. Posner offered an unconventional look at Walter Freeman’s practice and challenged the common conceptions of lobotomy today.  

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The Experimental Humanities Initiative at Bard College welcomed Miriam Posner, the UCLA Digital Humanities Coordinator for a riveting talk exploring lobotomy and photography in congruence with a workshop on Palladio. Posner offered an unconventional look at Walter Freeman’s practice and challenged the common conceptions of lobotomy today.