May 5, 2015
In 11 years, Verzio Film Festival has shown more than 600 films from 60 countries which were seen by more than 60,000 viewers. Verzio, held annually by the Open Society Archives at CEU and Verzio Film Foundation, is the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary. The festival is a committed promoter of democratic values, rule of law, human rights, and critical thinking, showcasing creative documentary films from all over the world addressing important social and political issues. The films are accompanied by debates with filmmakers and human rights activists.
April 16, 2015
Over 120 guests gathered at OSA on April 9 for the first Hungarian preview of Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary, CitizenFour. Co-hosted with the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), and with a professional audience of journalists, lawyers, civil society activists, academics and students, the event began with a half-hour live discussion over Skype with Anthony Romero, (executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Edward Snowden's lawyer in the US) and Gill Phillips (director of editorial legal services, The Guardian).
April 5, 2015
The Open Society Archives (OSA) and the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) co-host a professional preview screening of CITIZENFOUR (2014), winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Oscars.
March 10, 2015
OSA Archivum and Verzio Film Festival present six outstanding documentaries - the most popular films of the 11th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (www.verzio.org). Do not miss this rare opportunity to watch some of the best documentary features of 2014 for FREE!
February 10, 2015
3D models, augmented reality, holo pyramids, drones and global positioning systems – all of these are no longer just the possessions of museums of the future. Throughout the world, and for several years in Hungary as well, these tools and methods that sounded futuristic not long ago are being used in more and more areas for the preservation and presentation of heritage.
January 27, 2015
Open Society Archives’ Yellow Star houses program has been nominated for the Highlights of Hungary Award by Super Channel. The program run in 2014, the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, to explore the history of the Hungarian yellow-star houses, a network of almost 2,000 apartment buildings where 220,000 Budapest Jews were forced to live for half a year, from June 21 1944.
December 16, 2014
Open Society Archives’ (OSA) “Yellow Star Houses” program was awarded the Gyorgy Varhegyi Prize for Hungarian Jewish Education by the Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association (MAZSIKE) on Dec. 11. On the 70th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, the “Yellow-star Houses” initiative explored the history of the designated places of residence for the Jews of Budapest. In September 2014, OSA’s virtual exhibitions on the yellow-star houses were featured on Google's Open Gallery.
November 18, 2014
Google features Open Society Archives' exhibit entitled “1956-301-1989, Prehistory to the 1989 Fall of Communism of Hungary” on its Cultural Institute website from Nov. 13, as part of a series of exhibits commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain.
November 18, 2014
Truth and Objectivity Film Laboratory, is a unique film series that runs through November 20 and aims to explore documentaries associated with historical truthfulness and objectivity. It's related to the CEU course Historiography: Themes in Its History and Approaches to Its Theory. Program directors: Ioana Macrea-Toma, Istvan Rev and Zsuzsanna Zadori. Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m.
November 18, 2014
Title/Position: Chief Archivist at OSANumber of years at CEU: 15Home city/town & country: Budapest, Hungary What’s your favorite Hungarian food?Ewe cheese noodles with fried bacon cubes. In fact, halusky is a regional food rather than Hungarian. I go to the Halusky Festival every year.