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One History – Multiple Explanations. Interpretations of Hungarian History - Lecture 2 by Krisztián Ungváry

Photo: Dániel Végel, Lecture 1
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At the request of the Blinken OSA Archivum, historian Krisztián Ungváry will give twelve lectures on controversial issues of 19th and 20th-century Hungarian history. The lecture series will outline different interpretative frameworks and patterns on controversial pivotal points in Hungary's recent history. 

The topics of the lectures will cover historical issues that are still hotly debated today, and which are the most vulnerable to historical falsification, manipulation, deliberate or ignorant misinterpretation in historical discourse, debate, state propaganda, and social media targeting the wider public. The aim of the lectures is to reveal the inner logic of discourses that distort and falsify reality rather than only present historical reality. 

The lecture series will be held in Hungarian at CEU in Budapest, between February 7 and May 2. Registration is free but required, RSVP and more info (only in Hungarian) here!

2. The Compromise and its interpretations 1867-2022
The Compromise is the birth date of modern, bourgeois Hungary, and the memory of the event has undergone peculiar metamorphoses over the last 150 years. Why was the memory of the Compromise negative at most of the times?