November 15, 2016
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives launched its new website on the 1956 Hungarian refugees in the United States today. The website contains still unexplored or lesser known material, including text documents and photographs, from the archive of the International Rescue Committee at the Hoover Institution and the relevant collections of the National Archives and Records Administration of the US.
November 2, 2016
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 with a series of major public events including competitions for students and teachers.
June 14, 2016
The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) presents an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced by RFE/RL Russian Service during the last half a century.
May 17, 2016
Some Music, Something Else… Winners of the music competition, launched by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and Intermezzo Foundation for talented young Hungarian composers, were presented their awards on April 21 at the Finissage and Awards Gala of the exhibition, Some kind of Opposition, curated by Axel Braun. This event also the premiered winning pieces performed by the students of the Hungarian Academy of Music.
March 7, 2016
Some Kind of Opposition is an exhibition by Axel Braun based on films by Adam Csillag and Fekete Doboz slated for March 11- May 1, 2016 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives. The opening event will take place March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Archives' Galeria Centralis with remarks by Istvan Rev, director of the Archives and Katalin Timar of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art. For more information, see www.somekindofopposition.org
November 16, 2015
Researchers need not travel to California anymore Joint memorandum of OSA Archivum and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
November 5, 2015
CEU's Open Society Archives (OSA) was renamed the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at a Nov. 3 dedication event in honor of the couple, who have provided a major bequest to sustain the institution. Their gift will create a permanent endowed fund, which will allow the Archives to expand its critical work in preserving one of the world's most valuable archival collections related to the Cold War, human rights movements and grave international human rights violations.
November 3, 2015
Verzio addresses a wide range of issues, including surveillance states, refugee experiences, drone warriors, left-wing radicals, censored testimonies, anti-globalist fighters, totalitarian role-games, archival treasures, secret police confessions, environmental activists, and much more. Besides showcasing the best recent documentaries, Verzio organizes workshops, masterclasses, and student screenings and works towards creating a forum where films are examined creatively and critically.
November 3, 2015
Open Society Archives hosts Surveillance. Secret Police Film Festival, featuring 16 films from five former communist countries. The festival runs through December 2.
October 14, 2015
In this four-day filmmaking workshop focusing on the refugee crisis, participants will make short films about one person or one family, a place, situation or attitudes represented by citizens in European countries. The workshop, hosted by the Open Society Archives and the Visual Studies Platform at CEU, will be held November 11-14 at CEU. It is free of charge and open to filmmakers and students interested in documentary and human rights.