Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Csaba Szilágyi, with OSA since 1996, is responsible for the human rights collections, education and public programs. He is also a content specialist for the Parallel Archive and one of the teaching fellows on the Archives, Evidence and Human Rights course offered by OSA to CEU students. Intermittently, he worked as an archives consultant for the Open Society Institute and Human Rights Watch (1999-2000), and was the curator of the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research at Columbia University (2005-2006) in New York. He is currently interested in how technological advancement informs the collection, archiving and dissemination of human rights records; in methods of visualizing geo-coded archival material; and in the memorialization and representation of mass atrocities in the archival space. Outside the archival world, Csaba translates fiction, and historical and political writings. He studied Hungarian literature, and holds an MA in American Studies.