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Project "Bibliotheca Eruditionis"

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).

Austro-Hungarian Land Forces

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.

Hungarian Aristocracy

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.

Secretariat of National Anniversaries

Secretariat of National Anniversaries was established as an organisational unit of the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage in February 2003. At present it organises national anniversary celebrations in the background institution of the cultural ministry, the Balassi Bálint Hungarian Cultural Institute.

56Films Production Company - Documentary Films

56Films is a production company specializing in documentary films as well as television production. Founded by Réka Pigniczky in 2005 and active in both the US and Hungary, 56films is about telling compelling stories from the personal point of view. Réka Pigniczky is a television journalist, producer and documentary filmmaker who has worked for the Associated Press Television News for over 10 years, both in New York and Budapest, Hungary.

Freedom Fighter 56

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.

Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

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.

Corvinus Library - Hungarian History

Here you will find some books on Hungarian history, published in the United States of America, in the English language. Some others are translated from Hungarian. There were a lot of anticipated, but unexpectedly fast changes lately in Central and East-Central Europe and the Balkans. Researchers, historians, diplomats, professors were scrambling for information on historical and artificially created states of the area. Unfortunately, there were very few - fair and objective - books available on Hungary. To help to fill the sudden demand, Corvinus Library has distributed thousands of books on the subject among university, research, media and government libraries. On the website you will find a lot of useful information on the history of Europe, Hungary and the Danube Basin.

Association of Hungarian History Teachers

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.

Institute of Political History

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.

Open Society Archives

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.

1956 Hungarian Revolution Portal

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution Portal serves to provide local organizations with a central location to promote awareness of the sacrifices made by the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution - the first nail in the coffin of Soviet communism and hegemony in Central Europe. Sponsored by the American Hungarian Federation.

The Hungarian Vitéz Order

The website gives an overview of the history of the Hungarian Vitéz Order (in Hungarian: Vitézi Rend, in English: Knighthood of the Heroes) from its institution in 1920 to its formal ending in 1945. This website aims to give a correct and complete history of the order in the given period and is not linked to the current order(s) and does not express any political views.

Hungarian Names - List of Forenames

Database of Hungarian given names: female and male christian names sorted by origin: English, Arabesque, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Celtic, Kun, Latin, Hungarian, German, Italian, Russian, Persian, Spanish, Slav, Turkish.