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Ferenczi 150th Anniversary International Conference

The ISFN supports the Ferenczi 150th Anniversary International Conference – Budapest, June 9–11, 2023

Organized by the Sándor Ferenczi Society in collaboration with the Hungarian Psychoanalytical Society and Free Association Lisbon

“Is it appropriate to hold an international conference when war is waging so close to Budapest? Sándor Ferenczi would certainly have answered this question in the affirmative. After all, he organized the 5th International Psychoanalytic Congress in September 1918 at the end of World War I.

Next year, in 2023, we will be paying tribute to the 150th anniversary of Ferenczi’s birth and of the founding of Budapest. Ferenczi’s clinical and theoretical work and his influence in integrating the ideas of psychoanalysis into culture, the arts and social scientific thought have created potential for development like the integration of the former towns of Pest, Buda and Óbuda to form a world city. The theme of the conference, as we intend it, offers an opportunity to approach the current phenomena and challenges of the 21st century in the spirit of Ferenczi.

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Ferenczi Towards Psychoanalysis: Preanalytic Writings, 1897–1908

Edited by Judit Mészáros

It is a pleasure to announce the publication of the first volume of the complete works of Sándor Ferenczi in Hungarian, a joint venture of the Sándor Ferenczi Society and the Oriold publishing house, Budapest.

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2022-2023 – ISFN Book Presentation Series, In support of The Network Edition of the Complete Psychoanalytic Writings of Sándor Ferenczi

ISFN Members Can Visit Our Video Library to Watch or Listen to the Sessions

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April 1, 2023 – The Inauguration of André Haynal Memorial Collection at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology

The inauguration ceremony of the André Haynal Memorial Collection, an event organized conjointly by Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology and the Hungarian Psychoanalytical Society.
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Congresso organizzato dalla SIPeP-SF in occasione dei 150 anni dalla nascita di Sándor Ferenczi
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Fall 2021 – ISFN Weekend Webinars: Listening to Ferenczi

Co-sponsored by The Sándor Ferenczi Centre and the American Journal of Psychoanalysis.
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March 2021 – Éva Brabant-Gerö (1935 – 2021)

We announce with great sadness the passing of our friend and colleague, Éva Brabant-Gerö, editor of Le Coq Héron.
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November 2020 – The Network Edition of the Complete Psychoanalytic Writings of Sándor Ferenczi

After many months of careful work, the Board of the International Sándor Ferenczi Network approved the editorial project of a new English edition of the complete works of Ferenczi, The Network Edition of the Complete Psychoanalytic Writings of Sándor Ferenczi. This project is consistent with the objectives of the International Sándor Ferenczi Network and a valuable and worthy development in the “Ferenczi renaissance.”

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Learn More About this Fundraising Project and the Convocation of ISFN Extraordinary Assembly

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October 24, 2020 – Brazilian Member Society Book Launch

Our Brazilian member society, Grupo Brasileiro de Pesquisas Sándor Ferenczi, launched its first book on Saturday, October 24th. Ferenczi: clinical and political disquiet was organized by Daniel Kupermann, Jô Gondar, and Eugênio Canesin Dal Molin and gathers papers presented at the group’s meetings during 2019.

Carlo Bonomi, president of the International Sándor Ferenczi Network, gave an opening message on Ferenczi’s Renaissance during the online event. The role event was broadcasted live on Youtube:

Lançamento do livro Ferenczi: Inquietações Clínico-Políticas

February 2020 – Memorial, Ferenc Erős

The members and Board of the International Sándor Ferenczi Network mourn the passing of our dear colleague and friend Ferenc Erős.
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April 2-4, 2020 – International Association for Spielrein Studies

International Conference, Sabina Spielrein and the Early Female Pioneers of Psychoanalysis
Warsaw, Poland
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December 13-14, 2019

The Sándor Ferenczi Center at The New School for Social Research, Ferenczi Center Presents: The Emigré Analysts and American Psychoanalysis: History and Contemporary Relevance
New York, New York
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November 2019 – Memorial, André Haynal

It is with great sadness that we share the news on the passing away of Professor André Haynal, father of the Ferenczi Renaissance and honorary member of the ISFN.
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November 1-2, 2019

2º Encontro do Grupo Brasileiro de Pesquisas Sándor Ferenczi, Ferenczi: A clínica nos confins
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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September 11-15, 2019

21st International Balint Congress, Seeing Medicine Through Other Eyes
Porto, Portugal
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June 22, 2019

Incontro tra gruppi di studio su Ferenczi coordinati da Luis Jorge Martín Cabré presso la Biblioteca “Sigmund Freud” nel Centro Congressi di Lavarone
Trento, Italy
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June 7-8, 2019

1º. Encontro do Grupo Brasileiro de Pesquisas Sándor Ferenczi, Soltar as linguas na Psicanálise
São Paulo, Brazil
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May 11, 2019

IPAA Conference 2019: The Budapest School of Psychoanalysis from Ferenczi, the Balints and Beyond
Dublin, Ireland
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February 2019 – Memorial, Lewis Aron

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Lewis Aron.
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December 8-9, 2018

International Conference, The Balints and Their World: Object Relations and Beyond
Freud Museum, London
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December 7, 2018

The Balints and Their World: A Musical Celebration
University College School, Frognal, London
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September 28, 2018

Centennial Conference, Psychoanalysis and Society – Then and Now 1918-2018
Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest
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May 2018 – Memorial, Jeremy Safran

With great sadness we send you the terrible news of the sudden and tragic death of our colleague Jeremy Safran.
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May 3-6, 2018

Ferenczi in Our Time and A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis, International Sándor Ferenczi Conference
Florence, Italy
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July 8-12, 2017

A program of seminars in preparation of the next International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Florence May 3-6, 2018.
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May 2016

Dr. Pierre Sabourin – Présentation du livre de Judith Dupont Son itinéraire analytique, « Au fil du temps …»
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January 2016

Montreal Prepares for Florence 2018 / Montréal se prépare pour Florence 2018
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November 2015

La disparition de John Forrester
Nous avons la tristesse de vous annoncer la mort de John Forrester, éminent historien de la psychanalyse.
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December 4-5, 2015

Giornata Nazionale di Studi Psicoanalitici
Genova, Palazzo Ducale
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November 13, 2015

Psychoanalysis Behind Iron Curtains – Ferenc Erős
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
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September 19, 2015

Ferenczi, Elizabeth Severn and the Origins of Mutual Analysis
The Sándor Ferenczi Center at The New School for Social Research
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July 2015

The Grupo de Estudios Internacional Sándor Ferenczi and the Hungarian Imago Association, have applied to become members of ISFN.

Luis Martín Cabré inform us that the Grupo de Estudios Internacional Sándor Ferenczi has just been constituted in Madrid. “Our group,” says Luis Martín Cabré “aims to promote the study and development of Ferenczi’s work through courses, study groups, publications and collaborations with diverse scientific initiatives on Ferenczi’s thought that may be proposed. At the moment, our group is integrated by the following persons: Jose Jimenez Avello, Carlos Castillo Mendoza, Agustín Genovés Candiotti, Alba Gasparino, Ana Carrazón Atienza, Maria Teresa Martín Laguna, Santiago Sanchez Palencia, Javier Lara Abeza, Ariel Liberman, Maria del Caemen González de Vega, Maria Virué Kasten, Carmen Acedo Manteola, Manuel Martinez.”

The Hungarian Imago Association was founded in 2008 as sister organization of the International Imago Association. The Association has 48 members (psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, researchers, academics, students etc.), holds regular public meetings and every second year organizes a conference in Pécs on the topics of psychoanalysis and film. The Association publishes a review “Imago Budapest,” which was founded in 2010, and as of 2015 is published in electronic form. The founder and president is Ferenc Erös, professor emeritus and director of the doctoral program in psychoanalytical theory at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pécs, in Hungary. Effective September 2015, the newly elected president of the Imago Association is Dr. Anna Borgos.

June 12, 2015

Vortrag zur Ur-Geschichte der Psychoanalyse – The Freud-Ferenczi controversy in light of Emma Eckstein’s circumcision
International Psychoanalytic University
Berlin, Germany
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June 4, 2015

Book Launch: The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor (edited by Adrienne Harris and Steven Kuchuck)
Sponsored by the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research
New York, New York
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May 5-7, 2015

Heritage of a Psychoanalytic Mind – International Sándor Ferenczi Conference
Toronto, Canada
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October 18 – 20, 2013

A studio conference inspired by Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary, Sincerity and Freedom held at the Freud Museum, London.

June 12, 2013

The Sándor Ferenczi Society invites you to the lecture “I am Boiling with Rage”: The tangled triangle of Freud, Ferenczi, Rank held by Robert Kramer, Ph.D.
Budapest, Hungary
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May 22, 2013

The Sándor Ferenczi Society invites you to the lecture Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich held by Emily A. Kuriloff, Psy.D.
Budapest, Hungary
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May 17 – 19, 2013

The Italian Sándor Ferenczi Association invites you to the week-end meeting Il Diario Clinico Oggi.
Firenze, Italy
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May 31 – June 2, 2012

Sándor Ferenczi International Conference Faces of Trauma
Budapest, Hungary
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November 13, 2011

Pedro Boschan, the president of the Argentinian Ferenczi Association has suddenly passed away.

June 27th, 2011

Circular letter to donors about the purchase of the “Ferenczi House”.

May 27th, 2011

On the occasion of the purchase of the “Ferenczi House”, the first Ferenczi House Lecture entitled “The Future of the Irma Dream, The overwhelming task of standing trauma” was held by Carlo Bonomi inside what once was Ferenczi’s villa in Budapest.
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May 27th, 2011

The Ferenczi House has been purchased.