hhr 2012 1-2The Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences launched a new scholarly journal dealing with Hungarian history in English language. The premiere of the journal was held on February 26, 2013, where it was introduced and reviewed by László Kontler, Professor of the Central European University, Budapest.

susreti dviju kultura boritozrinyi ujvar boritoThe premiere of two books was organized by the Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Military History Institute and Museum on February 12, 2013. Both books deal with the Zrínyi family and were published in interdisciplinary, inter-institute and international cooperation.
The Zrínyi family (in Croatian: Zrinski) was a Croatian-Hungarian noble family, influential during the period in history marked by the Ottoman wars in Europe in the Kingdom of Croatia and Hungary. They were playing important role in the wars against the Ottomans, thus they are considered national heroes of two nations, Hungary and Croatia.

eperjesi zsinagóga Prešovská Univerzita) organized an international conference entitled Jews within and Outside of the Carpathian Basin on November 8, 2012. Our institute was represented by senior research fellow László Szarka who gave a lecture on Establishment of Ghettos and Deportations in the Area of Today’s Southern Slovakia in May-June 1944.


On the 28th of November 2012 the RCH, HAS organized a meeting comprising two major events:

1. Presentation of the research agenda and launching of the research project entitled, Reformation and the Hungarian Culture of Migration: Five Centuries of Survival of Reformed Hungarians all over the World.

2. A workshop reflecting on the disparate methodologies and interpretations of European Reformation, entitled: Interpreting Reformation(s): the Use of Competing Theories and Comparative Approaches.

2477A scientific conference was held by the National Archives of Hungary and the Association of Hungarian Archivists on November 9, 2012 in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Otto von Habsburg. The event took place in the main building of the National Archives of Hungary. Our institute was represented by the following lecturers: senior research fellow István Soós and research fellows Róbert Fiziker and Csaba Katona.