About Andreas Mayer
Andreas Mayer was born in Vienna in 1970, and studied sociology and the history of science in Vienna, Paris, Cambridge and Bielefeld. From 2005 to 2007 he taught at Cambridge University, and was a Guest Lecturer at the EHESS (Paris) and the University of Chicago. Since Autumn 2007 he has been a researcher in Department II at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He has published widely on the history of the humanities, including "Microscopy of the Psyche: The beginnings of psychoanalysis in the hypnotist's laboratory" (2002), and "Dreams after Freud” (with L. Marinelli, 2002), which have been translated into several languages.