A tavaszi hadjárat komáromi szakaszában, 1849. április 19-én Nagysalló mellett fényes győzelmet arattak a honvédek. 


From Aragon to Thuringia, from Naples to Thessaloniki, from Byzantium to Poland, from Sicily to the Kievan Rus  “We have much to be proud of. The map showing the princesses who were married abroad from Hungary and were married here from abroad shows a country and a dynasty with lively diplomatic relations with the whole of Europe. The religious life, state organisation, diplomacy and culture of this royal house and its country are still alive today.


"Those who changed the political regime considered the dismantling of the party-state institutions as their main task. Perhaps they didn't even notice that Western capitalist forces had been controlling the process since the 1980s." Ferenc Sinkovics' interview with Zsuzsanna Borvendég, research fellow at the Research Centre for History of the Institute of Hungarian Research, on the functioning of communist networks in Hungary was published in the weekly Magyar Demokrata.


More and more people are realising that we are heading towards a linguistic-cultural collapse as well as a disaster threatening the Earth's wildlife. On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, we would also like to draw attention to the fact that the two accelerating but perhaps not (entirely) irreversible processes of destruction are linked at several points.


On February 10, 1947 - seventy-five years ago, Foreign Minister János Gyöngyösi signed the peace treaty ending the Second World War in the Luxembourg Palace in Paris,which enforced the political, economic and material interests of the Soviet Union against the "guilty nation", and imposed even more severe conditions on Hungary, a country that had fallen into the Soviet sphere of interest, than the Trianon Peace Dictate. 


As every year, the anniversary of the breakout from Buda Castle 11 February 1945 has stirred up a lot of emotions. It is a fact that after the Second World War, we, Hungarians could only deal with our participation in the Second World War, the fighting activities of our armed forces and the events of the Hungarian theatre of war from a class-warrior perspective and in a condemnatory way.


When graduate student Noah Hahn was invited to a conference halfway around the world, he didn’t realize it would become the birthplace of an international academic society—and that he would become one of its inaugural members. “It turned out to be the happiest accident of my graduate school career,” said Hahn, a doctoral student in philosophy at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 


The Kádár regime was born in blood. Crawlers of foreign tanks, a series of massacres and political assassinations created the basis of the power of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party, but it was impossible to build legitimacy, i.e. social acceptance, on this foundation. Therefore, the regime consolidated: it used new techniques of power to quell the nation's resistance, to break its back, to nip the voices of discontent in the bud. This was the fermenting and all-absorbing world of "goulash communism", from under which the last ideological support fell on 28 January 1989. 


We celebrate the Day of Hungarian Culture on 22 January when Ferenc Kölcsey completed his most influential poem. The Day of Hungarian Culture is celebrated on 22 January to commemorate the day in 1823 when Ferenc Kölcsey completed his most influential poem, a poem that became the national hymn. We commemorate the birth of the Hymn with an earlier article by Andrea Raffay of the Centre for Historical Research.


In the first days of February 1945, the dreaded terror organisation of the communist era [...] the predecessor of the later ÁVH - the Political Police Department of the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK PRO), under the direction of Gábor Péter was established. The unit, which functioned virtually as a private army of the Communist Party, was organised within the police, but its leader never recognised any superior other than Mátyás Rákosi or directly the Soviet secret service officers.