Freud's home was a place to live, work and socialise. All these elements were combined in 1902 to form the Wednesday Psychological Society, a professional and social group that met weekly and eventually became the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society.
The importance of social rituals, those shared activities which can either be acknowledged or tacit, has been thrown into relief during this ongoing period of lockdown. Rituals can, of course, evolve, indeed they are unlikely to survive unless they do.
Once again we celebrate Freud's birthday, but what were his own feelings about his big day?
Susan Finlay, our Writer in Residence, with the fifth of her textual vignettes prompted by objects in Freud's collection.
For Freud, home was always a live/work space. His study was an oasis of calm in the middle of a home with six children. At its centre was his desk.
Sigmund Freud was honest about his addiction to smoking cigars. Here we look at how his addiction began, what he said about it and his smoking paraphernalia.
For Freud, home was always a live/work space. In today's blog we'll explore the canine companions who were by Freud's side at work and play.
Freud found something congenial about England. For some reason he felt at home here; feeling an almost instinctual rapport with the country.
The objects in Freud’s collection seemed to contribute to the creative frisson that was essential for the development and flourishing of his theories.
For Freud, home was always a live/work space. Here we look at how Sigmund and Anna Freud's consulting rooms made 'working from home' possible.