Debrecen, Hungary

Modern Hungary: Hungarian History and Culture in the 19th–20th Centuries

when 15 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 850

Debrecen Summer School offers an academic course for foreigners who are interested in the history and culture, the past and the present of Hungary but whose level of Hungarian is not yet enough to immerse in the topic. The course has been designed with special regard to those who (might) get into contact with Hungary or Central Europe. Based on the major turning points of the history of our country in the 19th-20th centuries, Modern Hungary provides a comprehensive portrait of the political and cultural events as well as persons and institutions of nearly two centuries.

The additional cultural activities will provide an opportunity for the participants to visit places which are closely connected to the events and personalities discussed in the lectures and seminars.

Major Topics:

Hungary during the Napoleonic Wars; The Reform Age in Hungary; Calvinism and Enlightenment; Revolution, Oppression and Compromise; The Dual Monarchy; Hungarian Romantic Art and Literature; Hungary in the Great War; The First Generation of Nyugat; Hungarian Painting in the First Half of the 20th Century; Hungary in World War II; The Hungarian Jewry in the 19th and 20th Centuries; Hungary after 1945; Literature under Communism; Hungarian Literature and Film in the 20th Century

Course leader

Program Directors:

Dr. Róbert Barta, Professor of History (University of Debrecen)

Dr. István D. Rácz, Professor of English, (University of Debrecen)

Target group

The age limit for participants in these courses is 16 years of age. Participants between 14 and 16 years of age can form a separate group of minimum 4 students. In this case, accommodation and supervision shall be the responsibility of their parents.

Fee info

EUR 850: Course fee (incl. tuition, cultural activities, leisure activities)


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