One History – Multiple Explanations. Interpretations of Hungarian History
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 is held in Hungarian at CEU in Budapest, between February 7 and May 2.
The venue is the Central European University (CEU), Auditorium B, 15 Nádor Street, 1051 Budapest.
3rd lecture: Hungary and "kinship with the East" in (memory) politics
This topic is somewhat related to the previous lecture. I would like to show how Hungarian "Turanism" influenced Hungarian political thinking.