University of Oxford

History of Art Department


Rachel's thesis, entitled 'The Importance of Being Ernst: A Reassessment of E.H. Gombrich's Relationship with Psychoanalysis', was singled out as 'really superb' in a highly competitive field, and praised for the depth and significance of its new research and the engaged clarity of its writing. Since receiving her prize at the AAH Conference, Rachel has confirmed the publication of her thesis in the Journal of Art Historiography in late 2012. Appearing alongside will be the previously unpublished conversation between Gombrich and psychoanalyst Prof. Joseph Sandler, which Rachel transcribed and edited.  Having completed internships this year at Waddesdon Manor and Art Dubai, Rachel's next step academically veers away from Historiography, taking her to Harvard University, where she will commence Postgraduate study as the Von Clemm Fellow 2012/13, pursuing research in the field of Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art.

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