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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.

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.

THE CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON THEORETICAL, CLINICAL, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

 

   THE MAIN THEMES ARE:

  • Ferenczi legacy in contemporary psychoanalysis: clinical and theoretical innovations

  • The unwelcome child phenomena in our time

  • Trauma (at individual / family / group / societal level) and resilience

  • Fragmentation and integration in the development of personality

  • Ferenczi and the Budapest School of psychoanalysis

  • Psychoanalysis and its interdisciplinary links: literature, art, film

   WIDENING THE SCOPE:

  • Fragmentation and primitive mental states

  • Lines of convergence: Ferenczi, Winnicott, Bion, and others

  • Maintaining a psychoanalytic mind under overwhelming external threats: war, forced migration, epidemic

  • The bilingualism/multilingualism in psychoanalysis: individual and professional perspectives

  • Contributions of experimental approaches to psychoanalysis

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

We welcome submissions of abstracts based on the conference themes. The abstract should include the following information:

  • Contact details: e-mail address, phone

  • Name of the author, institution/affiliation

  • Title of the paper

  • Abstract text (1250 characters incl. spaces)

  • 4-5 keywords

 

Abstract submission: until January 31, 2023

The talks will have a duration of 20 minutes.

REGISTRATION

€ 350 Early Bird before March 31, 2023

€ 420 before April 30, 2023

€ 490 after April 30, 2023

€ 190 for students, and for those with written request for a cost reduction.

The request will be evaluated by the Conference Committee before April 30, 2023.

INFORMATION

VENUE

Central European University, Budapest Nádor u. 9. 1051 Budapest, Hungary

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

Adrienne Harris, Daniel Kupermann, Hayuta Gurevich, Judy E. Eekhoff, Marco Conci, Howard Levine, Csaba Pléh

 

PROGRAM & ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair: Judit Mészáros
Co-Chair: Csongor Juhos
Members: Teresa Abreu, Márk Bérdi, Antal Bókay, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Irayetzin Hernandez, Krisztián Indries, Dóra Lőrik, Noemi Ford, Andrea Sinkovics, Ágnes Szokolszky, Mónika Takács, Szilvia Ternován, Tracy Simon

Organised by the SÁNDOR FERENCZI SOCIETY in collaboration with the HUNGARIAN PSYCHOANALYTICAL SOCIETY and the FREE ASSOCIATION LISBON.

The conference is supported by the  CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY BUDAPEST and the INTERNATIONAL SÁNDOR FERENCZI NETWORK.

 

ADDITIONAL EVENTS: EXHIBITION AND GARDEN PARTY

The conference is accompanied by an exhibition on the theme of Ferenczi, Budapest and Psychoanalysis at the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, Budapest. A garden party will be held at the Ferenczi House with the opening of the Severn Section of the Archive of the House with the speech of Arnold Rachman.

CONTACT US

Conference Office: Congressline Ltd: Ms. Ildikó Benyhe Email: benyhe@congressline.hu
Phone: + 36-1-4290146
congressline.hu

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