November 4, 2014
Truth and Objectivity Film Laboratory, through November 20, is a unique film series to explore documentaries associated with historical truthfulness and objectivity. It's related to the CEU course called, Historiography: Themes in Its History and Approaches to Its Theory.Programmers: Ioana Macrea-Toma, Istvan Rev and Zsuzsanna Zadori.
November 4, 2014
Verzio, the only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, addresses a wide range of issues, including political oppression, civil conflicts, minorities, refugees, racial discrimination, trafficking, LGBTQ identity, historic traumas, and children's rights November 11-16.
October 21, 2014
Human pathologist and university professor Istvan Bartok (1929-2007) was an avid follower and chronicler of changes in both the urban and political landscape of post-Communist Budapest and Hungary in general. Following his retirement in 1990, he relentlessly photographed the various districts, blocks, buildings, facades, memorial plaques, shop windows and street advertisements of Budapest.
October 7, 2014
Open Society Archives is hosting a unique film series through November 20 to explore some of the most interesting documentary films of our times associated with historical truthfulness and objectivity. Working with found footage, interviewing, meditating, observing, and re-enacting past events, or combining these methods, the films in the series present various ways of investigating, revealing and verifying truth.
September 17, 2014
Open Society Archive's (OSA) two virtual exhibitions on the yellow-star houses are now featured on Google's Open Gallery homepage at https://www.google.com/opengallery. The exhibitions 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.
September 9, 2014
OSA unveiled “QR code”, an illustration of how family slides become public history. Consisting of 2,916 slides, the three meters by three meters art piece will be permanently exhibited in the OSA Archivum's Goldberger House in Budapest. OSA is one of the internationally most well known archives of the recent past, displaying documents on historical events and eras in unusual ways. It is eminently suited, both spatially and spiritually, to display this work of art.
June 30, 2014
70 years ago, two consecutive Budapest mayoral decrees, each with a carefully compiled list of houses, changed the map of Budapest and the lives of the people who live here for ever. 220,000 Budapest citizens defined as Jewish and obliged to wear the yellow star by law were given just a few days to move into one of almost 2,000 compulsory places of residence designated by the decrees, each of which was also marked with a yellow Star of David: the yellow-star houses.
June 16, 2014
Europeana 1989 is a project by Europeana, Europe’s digital library, museum and archive that invites people across Europe to share their experiences, stories, photos and memorabilia from the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain. OSA, the project leader of Europeana 1989 in Hungary, organized two successful collection campaigns in Szeged and Sopron in May. The campaign will continue in Budapest in September this year.
June 16, 2014
June 21 promises to be the largest civic commemoration of the Holocaust Memorial Year in Hungary with concerts, literary readings, performances, discussions, exhibitions and more in front of former yellow-star houses throughout the city, from 8 a.m. until midnight. Marking the 70th anniversary of the forced mass relocation of 220,000 Budapest Jews into around 2,000 designated houses marked with the yellow star of David, over 160 civic organizers and 40 participating institutions will be holding commemorative events at many of the 1,600 remaining former yellow-star houses.