At the request of the Blinken OSA Archivum, historian Krisztián Ungváry gives 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 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. (The lecture is in Hungarian.)
The venue: the Central European University (CEU), Auditorium B, 15 Nádor Street, 1051 Budapest.
5. lecture: The Horthy era and its modernization potential
The Horthy era has long been associated with the trope of dead-end Hungarian development. In my lecture, I will seek to answer the question of why the opportunities that could have taken the politics of the era in other directions could not be realized.