Press Room - 2013

Bibliotheca - The Future of the Library
Posted: 03/May/2013

The "Bibliotheca" exhibition aims to engage the CEU community in a discussion about the future library by providing a visual, conceptual and experimental platform of inquiry into the spatial, infrastructural, technological, and practical conditions of academic knowledge production.

Steppe Views? Recent Kazakh and Kyrgyz Cinema
Posted: 03/May/2013

The program will present some of the most important and popular releases made in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in the last five years. Since Kyrgyzstan has boosted its creative potential of its young generation by providing special funding for short films, two award-winning shorts precede the Kyrgyz feature films.


The common paths of piracy and samizdat: from the Encyclopédie to The Pirate Bay
Posted: 16/April/2013

Public lecture by Balázs Bodó on samizdat and piracy in the digital age

Online Access to two Polish Samizdat Collections
Posted: 15/April/2013
A collection of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) publications based on the Polish underground press and a collection of Polish 1980s underground ephemera are now available online in the OSA digital repository.
TK 3.0: Did People Lie in Kádár's Communist Hungary?
Posted: 12/April/2013

On April 29, 2013, OSA is holding a public conference at which representatives of the profession will evaluate the significance of the TK (The Mass Communication Research Center), and discuss how data on pre-transition public thought are already becoming researchable for the broader profession, thus opening the way for long-term comparisons and analyses.

Women on the Summit / Mujeres en la Cumbre
Posted: 09/April/2013

“Women on the Summit” is about five women who formed a community association on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia.

Posted: 08/April/2013

The 2013 IALHI conference aims at re-opening a dialog between social history research and archival curation by focusing on the ephemeral and scattered nature of transnational, postcolonial and post-communist collections in the digital age.

Planet of Snail
Posted: 22/March/2013

A love story like no other - a disabled couple with a unique sense of touch. IDFA Best Feature Documentary 2011, Best World Feature at Silverdocs 2012

Recordings of Miklós Szabó's Lectures Donated to OSA
Posted: 20/March/2013
Materials include digitized audio recordings and edited transcripts of lectures by the late historian and prominent liberal politician Miklós Szabó delivered at sessions of the illegal "flying university" in Szeged in 1983.
Nostalgia for the Light
Posted: 14/March/2013

Chilean desert, the starry sky above, and the bones of the opponents of the Pinochet regime below. Legendary documentarist Patricio Guzmán explores the boundaries of the cosmos and the human microcosm. Cannes Film Festival, 2010.

Petőfi '73
Posted: 08/March/2013

OSA commemorates the 190th anniversary of poet Sándor Petőfi's birth, the 165th anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution and the 45th anniversary of the 1968 student movements by screening Ferenc Kardos' iconic film Petőfi '73.

Winter, Go Away!
Posted: 07/March/2013

A humorous and insightful chronicle of the winter 2011 protests in Moscow, filmed by ten young graduates of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov's Documentary Filmmaking and Theater School.

Noah's Canoe
Posted: 03/March/2013

The story of Noah's journey as he moves from a difficult past into a healing future, finding his place as a man in a family of his own.

The Media Dimension of Samizdat
Posted: 27/February/2013

Public lecture by Sabine Hänsgen on the media dimension of Soviet samizdat after Stalin's death

Pit No. 8
Posted: 21/February/2013

Cold, hungry, out of work? Dig a hole in your backyard and mine some coal. Ukrainian know-how for a post-industrial society.

Toilet Paper, X-rays and Other Aspects and Dimensions of Samizdat
Posted: 19/February/2013

Public lecture by Tomáš Glanc on forms of samizdat production, consumption and exchange.

5 Broken Cameras
Posted: 18/February/2013

A family saga with 4 children, 5 broken cameras, and countless burnt olive trees. A first-person story of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village.

Doni tükör
Posted: 11/February/2013

OSA Archivum cordially invites you to the public screening of Péter Erdélyi’s documentary Doni tükör (Don Mirror) and the following discussion. The screening takes place in conjunction with our exhibition Don – A Tragedy and its Afterlives.

Mark Palmer, 1941-2013
Posted: 01/February/2013
OSA Archivum marks the passing of Mark Palmer, former US ambassador to Hungary 1986-1990, by recalling his efforts to promote the democratic transformations in Hungary and the region. On this occasion, we publish several archival documents relating to his direct involvement in the political processes of the late 1980s.
Ildikó Barna, Andrea Pető - Political Jurisdiction in Budapest after WWII
Posted: 30/January/2013

OSA Archivum cordially invites you to the launch of Ildikó Barna and Andrea Pető’s book on the controversial topic of post-World War II Hungarian jurisdiction, A politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten (Political Jurisdiction in Budapest after World War II), published by Gondolat in 2012. The book is an attempt at an unbiased and objective description of the “people’s tribunal process” and how the people's courts worked.

Information Items Digitized
Posted: 28/January/2013
Our digital collection of Information Items comprises over 70,000 anonymized interviews with defectors and travelers from countries behind the Iron Curtain, conducted by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty staff members in the Radios' field offices in the period 1951-1957.
OSA Acquires the Archives of the Foundation for the Support of European Intellec
Posted: 14/January/2013
OSA acquires FEIE materials relating to aid and financial support for scientists and intellectuals who worked under oppressive regimes in Eastern Europe, Spain, and Portugal.
Don - A Tragedy and Its Afterlives
Posted: 10/January/2013
Featuring contemporary press clippings and memoires, posters, original photographs, radio broadcasts and films, the exhibition reconstructs the destruction of the Second Hungarian Army by the Don River in January 1943. It also reflects on the interpretations of this expedition in the various political regimes and its place in the historical memory in Hungary after WWII.