Cupcakes served at the Freud Museum to mark the 150th anniversary of Sándor Ferenczi’s birth.

This year we celebrate a double anniversary.

Not only of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sándor Ferenczi, but also the 10th anniversary of the arrival of his archives to the Freud Museum London, donated in 2012 by psychoanalyst Judith Dupont.

Dupont’s only condition was that the archives be available for everybody who is interested in the work and thinking of Ferenczi and his circle.

“Ferenczi finally arrived home to Freud’s house not like a son, but as an equal partner”, said Michael Molnar, scholar, author and former director of the Freud Museum, summing up a long and gripping journey with episodes of high tension.

“Ferenczi finally arrived home to Freud’s house not like a son, but as an equal partner.”Michael Molnar

A thinking space

For some years we have been thinking about a Ferenczi page on the Museum’s website which would be informative but also provide a space for an interdisciplinary and multi-generational public: to create a virtual thinking space where topics related to psychoanalysis in our living culture and society could be discussed and where reflections and associations could be shared.

Now we are very pleased to open our Ferenczi Hub!

Will always present a document or image related to the Ferenczi Archives offered for our thinking space.

We’ll begin our journey together with “The Dream of the Wise Baby“, a short 1923 paper of Ferenczi’s which has inspired countless contributions since its publication a hundred years ago.

Judit Szekacs-Weisz, 2023

Organisers of the Ferenczi Hub:

  • Antal Bókay
  • Stefan Marianski
  • Julianna Pusztai
  • Ken Robinson
  • Raluca Soreanu
  • Judit Szekacs-Weisz