November 21, 2017
The Traces of Revolutions Program series at Blinken OSA – November 2017
November 7, 2017
In October, a series of student outreach programs organized in conjunction with the Somewhere in Europe/ Gaudiopolis exhibition at Blinken OSA attracted close to 800 students from 38 different schools and institutions across Budapest. The exhibition explored the story of Gaudiopolis (City of Joy), a children’s republic founded in 1945 in Budapest by Lutheran pastor Gábor Sztehlo.
October 24, 2017
On September 24-25, a two-day workshop evoked the spirit of Gaudiopolis, the self-governing children’s republic, with the participation of children from Cseppko Children’s Home and Feszek Waldorf School in Solymar - under the creative guidance of Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop, Budapest (AUW).
October 10, 2017
Within CEU’s Open Learning Initiative Blinken OSA hosts a higher education program geared towards refugees and asylum seekers in Hungary.
July 4, 2017
In a joint initiative with the CEU Library to better serve the CEU community and the broader public, the records of the Donald and Vera Blinken Open Society Archives’ extensive collection of periodicals, films, and reference books related to the Cold War, Communism, international human rights and the archival profession are now available through the CEU Library catalog.
February 28, 2017
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives launched its first Teacher Training Program for Hungarian high school history teachers, entitled Scopes and Constraints in 20th Century Hungarian History, with accreditation for five years granted by the Hungarian Ministry of Education.
January 31, 2017
A new photo gallery documenting how Hungarian refugees were treated from their arrival to their eventual resettlement is now available on Blinken OSA’s website Hungarian Refugees in 1956.
December 13, 2016
"Screening Soviet Nationalities: Kulturfilms from the Far North to Central Asia" (I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017), by Blinken OSA Research Fellow and CEU alumna (HIST) explores how filmmakers sought to create a cinematic map of the new state by portraying its land and peoples on screen i
December 13, 2016
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives has released its 2015 Annual Report in a new digital format, with an in-depth view of the archives' diverse activities. Year 2015 was marked with significant changes in the life of OSA as the institution was renamed following the pledge of generous donation by Vera and Donald Blinken.
November 15, 2016
The 13th edition of Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organized with the support of Blinken OSA Archivum November 8-13 showcased 62 films from 37 countries in four cinemas. The festival attracted over 5,000 viewers. Within the framework of the festival and with the support of CEU’s Visual Studies Platform (VSP), DocLab production workshop “The Roads to Integration” took place at the new CEU Mirabaud Media Lab.