vt2014-1 borito honlapThe first issue of World History (Világtörténet) for 2014 has been published! The contents of the issue can be read here.
The journal World History is published by the Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The four volumes of World History contain essays by Hungarian and foreign scholars on various topics pertaining to world history, as well as reviews on the secondary literature published in Hungary and abroad. The language of the journal is Hungarian, but each article includes an abstract in English.
Subscriptions can be made at any Hungarian post office, but issues of the journal (including older issues) can be bought or ordered from the Institute as well (postal address: MTA BTK Történettudományi Intézet, 1014 Budapest, Úri u. 53.; telephone: 36/1/224-6700/624; e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

apple1 Anne Applebaum’s most recent book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 (published in 2012) has been published in Hungarian, and for the premiere of the Hungarian edition she was invited to the Institute of History, RCH HAS, on April 25, 2014.
Anne Applebaum was introduced by the Deputy Director of the Institute, Attila Pók, who praised her works on the Communist regimes. Her previous book, Gulag: A History, was published in 2003 and won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004.

The Tetmajer Committee of indiana University invites applications for translation into English of Hungarian language books and manuscripts on 20th century Hungarian history. Works starting chronologically in the late 19th century are acceptable. The translators are designated by the Tetmajer Committee. The manuscript shall not exceed 120 000 words. The deadline for submission of books and manuscripts to be translated during 2017 is 15 November 2016.

Applicants must submit electronically

The full manuscript in Hungarian

Preferably a letter of intent from leading English language peer reviewed publisher stating willingness to publish manuscript pending peer review

An English language summary of manuscript of 5-10 pages

A table of contents

Send the application material electronically to László Borhi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications are not accepted after the deadline. Up to two manuscripts will be selected for 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in December 2016. Materials sent by unsuccessful applicants will be deleted.

holocaust Invitation smallThe Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Holocaust Memorial Centre organized an international conference on Crime, Responsibility – Memory. The Hungarian Holocaust after 70 Years on April 24, 2014, in the Central Building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. The conference was opened by József Pálinkás, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szabolcs Szita, Director of the Holocaust Memorial Centre, Budapest, and András Heisler, President of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities. The program can be read here.

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