Category: History & Tradition

The Open Society Archives — OSA — is an archives and a center for research and education. Its collections and activities relate to the period after the Second World War, mainly The Cold War, The history of the formerly communist countries, Human rights, and War crimes. Archives & Library, 1956 Digital Archive, Research At Osa, Projects, Snap, Exhibitions, Grants, Events, Publications.

The Institute of Political History is a company that is outside of the government’s institute-system and it’s a private research place. Besides the historical and societal research works, and the archives and the library, it hosts scientific and cultural events as well. This is an intellectual center that is concentrating first of all on renewing and popularizing the social criticism thinking and the sociological work in the widest range. The institute’s academic journal is Múltunk (Our Past), which is focuses on the Hungarian and international political history of the 19th and 20th century, with special regard to the events after 1944.

The Association of Hungarian History Teachers (TTE) promotes and safeguards all history teachers’ interests independently of which level they teach. Both Hungarian and foreign colleagues can join the organization. The Association focuses its activities on various fields: organizes conferences, discussions, and workshops, give expert opinions, provide professional, pedagogical service for members and safeguard members’ interests. Its primary aim is to raise the level of history education through the teachers’ independent activities.

The Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (hereafter 1956 Institute) considers itself primarily the successor of the Imre Nagy Institute of Sociology and Politics, which operated in Brussels between 1959 and 1963, and of other western emigrant organizations and writers that maintained the inheritance of the Hungarian Revolution for more than three decades. In 1990, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences formed the Academic Documentation and Research Group for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. In 1995, the government of the Hungarian Republic granted the 1956 Institute, until then a social organization, the official status of a public foundation.

For many Hungarians who witnessed 1956, the Revolution had a significant and lasting influence on their lives. Second generation Hungarians, hearing their family’s stories of heroism, have also been deeply inspired. The Hungarian American Coalition and Lauer Learning began to collect these inspiring stories from 1956 survivors through this oral history website for the special 50th anniversary year. The publication of the first two books for the 50th anniversary, was a gratifying experience, but the work continues. Going forward, it is the website owners’ intention to compile as many personal accounts as possible and to feature these stories on the website.

Hungarian titled families from the beginnings until now – This site represents the list of the titled families in the Hungarian Kingdom. This list is unaxempled because includes not only the present-day Hungarian aristocracy but sets out the families that have become extinct as well. Some titles confered by abdicated rulers (e.g. Charles IV of Hungary or Umberto II of Italy) are also included but the titles offered by micronations and fake pretenders are left out of consideration. Hungarians titled by foreign kings in the recent past are also listed.

The aim of this site is to document the organisational history of the land forces of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from just prior to the outbreak of the Great War until the collapse of the monarchy in 1918. The site owner intends to produce as time goes on not only the organisation of the land forces, but also biographies of senior commanders, individual regimental histories and details of particular engagements and battles in the not too well documented Italian, Galician, Carpathian, Rumanian and Serbian theatres of operations. The primary motive for producing a site of this type was to document the largely unknown subject of the Austro-Hungarian forces. Contents of the site: Introduction and Sources, Troops and Units History, Orders of Battle, Orders and Decorations, Badges and Uniforms, Biographies, Engagements and Battles, Gallery and Portraits, The Mexican Adventure, Hungarian-German Military Terms.

Les travaux concernant une bibliographie nationale rétrospective sont en cours a la bibliotheque nationale hongroise depuis de longues décennies, et nous pouvons déclarer sans exagération que les résultats actuels sont sans pareil, meme sur le plan international, puisqu’en plus de dresser un inventaire bibliographique et d’offrir des informations sur les exemplaires, les volumes relatent aussi l’histoire des différentes éditions. Grâce au programme de recherche et d’application, il sera créé une base de données fondamentale a l’étude de l’histoire de la civilisation de l’époque allant du XVIe au XVIIIe siecle, qui traite les informations et données obtenues suites aux recherches de base en utilisant un cadastre quantitatif rarissime au sein des sciences humaines, complété de façon unique par la présentation multimédiatique d’une partie significative du corpus (livres, reliures, illustrations)

The retrospective national bibliography has been building in the Hungarian National Library for several decades. The outcome of the work has earned international acclaim since not only bibliographic processing but recording the history of each edition is accomplished. We keep an inventory on copy data aswell. As a result of this research program a new database system is created in order to study history of Hungarian civilisation in the 16-17 century. Databases contain findings of basic researches characterized by a quantity approach. This approach is seldom applied in similar researches. Moreover, the multimedia display of the significant portion of the corpus is exceptional (books, bindings, illustrations).