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 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.
The lecture is in Hungarian.
The next lecture:
7. József Mindszenty and the paths of Hungarian Christian socialism
The state cult of József Mindszenty and Hungarian Christian socialism did not always cross paths. An important question is why it was he who became one of the most important points of reference for Catholicism, and indeed for the state, after the change of regime.