Mission of the Research Centre
The mission of the Research Centre for History is to explore the changes of the Hungarian national identity over historical eras by focusing on aspects of national memory, such as Hungarian identity, national awareness, Hungarus identity, identity, identity crisis, identity destruction, identity loss, identity training and identity creation.
Tasks of the Research Centre
The main task of the Research Centre for History is to explore the centuries-old relations system of Hungarians with other European nations, to examine the historical process of the integration of Hungarians into Europe and to answer the questions of “Integration or assimilation?” and “Who are the Hungarians?” by providing a historical perspective.
Objectives of the Research Centre
The objective of the Research Centre for History is the exploration of the overarching institutional, research and source methodology, archiving and presentation trends of national identity and politics of memory in the Carpathian Basin, as well as the widest possible publication and dissemination of the research results. As in recent years politics of memory has become an increasingly important public policy issue determining European and Hungarian identity, the research and critical analysis of its former and recent trends deserves closer scrutiny.
A further objective of the Research Centre for History is to examine and present the way how the identity of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin evolved, changed and modified over the centuries, the factors contributing to the destruction of their identity and the efforts whereby they were able to find and rebuild their national identity.