Blinken OSA participates in the History in the Public Sphere program

Fortepan / Tibor Somlai

The Archives contributes to the program in the form of an internship and a course titled Memory in Public Spaces (Including Archives)

About the History in the Public Sphere (HIPS) program:

HIPS is a 120 ECTS English-language program awarding a Multiple Degree.
The program description says, “History in the Public Sphere is a two-year master program that focuses on the ways the past is represented, contested, and negotiated in the public sphere, exploring various contexts from the early modern period to the present in a comparative and transnational way.”


HIPS is built around four main themes that address issues that have moved to the forefront of historical academic training in the recent past, having important cultural and political inferences:
•    History and the institutionalization of memory;
•    Visual representations and medialization of history;
•    Histories of inclusion and exclusion;
•    Entanglement between national, regional, and global frameworks of history.


The program has three main, complementary components: coursework, practical experience and skills, research and research training.

Curriculum and mobility

The program is divided into four semesters in two years.
Blinken OSA offers an internship that is included in the Mandatory courses, as well as a course titled Memory in Public Spaces (Including Archives). Every member of the Consortium will offer internship opportunities but for the first term Blinken OSA (at CEU) is the first collaborating partner. The internship is matched with a course lead by Professor István Rév (Director of the Blinken OSA)

Memory in Public Spaces (Including Archives):
This complex program aims at introducing public collections (archives, libraries, museums, cultural heritage) both as resources for history in public space and also as sites of public history. Members of the program will work (remotely) in archives, visit, use, and make use of libraries, museums, public memorials, and interpret public rituals and performances of memorialization.


A central feature of HIPS is the entanglement of academic and professional socialization. This requires a curriculum that contains both institutional visits and internship opportunities. In order to make this experience both academically rewarding and a possible opening to future employment, HIPS also delivers skill-building courses and practitioner workshops with professionals in the field of public history.