Accredited Continuing Education Program for Teachers

Scopes and Constraints in 20th Century Hungarian History

Instructors: Historians András Mink and Krisztián Ungváry


Organizer: Blinken OSA Archives / Central European University
Continuing education registration number: 27282-153-2016
Number of credit hours: 30
Course dates: February 11 - April 29
The course meets 7 times on Saturdays: February 11, 25; March 11, 25; April 8, 22, 29.
Course venue: Blinken OSA Archives, 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.
Number of attendees: 20

Application requirements:
Qualifications: University degree 
Recommended occupations: High School Teachers, History Teachers
Participation fee: none
Deadline for application: Saturday, February 5, 2017, midnight

Program description: The Hungarian political community is divided partly along apparently irreconcilable narratives and interpretations of its 20th century history. One of the main goals of this training is to offer helpful tools to explore the reasons behind this divide. The course focuses on 20th century traumas that generated radically different interpretations in Hungarian historical memory, triggering heated debates throughout the last century, and up to this day.

The classes take place at the Blinken OSA Archives. The Archives, founded in 1995, houses an exceptionally rich analog and digital collection pertaining to the history of Communism and the Cold War, as well as European history of human rights and mass human rights violations. Exploring these collections, along with the wide ranging audiovisual sources, offers a unique opportunity to present and analyze the historical questions at hand. After getting acquainted with the source material, teachers will be able to introduce these sources into their own curriculum. The training ensures the professional exchange of ideas through lectures, panel discussions, source analysis, and the presentation of best practices – and will thus rely significantly on active participation.

Submit applications to: kovacsia@ceu.edu

Due to the limited space we encourage applicants to submit their applications early / Applications are processed on a first come first served basis.