1956 in Hungarian Hisorical Thought

About the contents of the exhibit 

Galeria   Centralis   will   exhibit   all  1956 - related   scientific   research  work, monographs,  studies, bibliographies  and source listings by Hungarian  authors that were published after 1989.  The  publications  will  be categorized based on
the  most  commonly  occurring  topics  in the research of this era. The activities
and  history of individual  research centers will also be presented, when relevant
and necessary. 
The exhibition will function  as a reading  and research room, where visitors can
study  the  printed and  electronic literature about the Revolution. The computer
database,  digitized photo collection, and Oral History Archives database created
by  the  1956  Institute  will  be available  for  use  on  the  spot,  as well as the
Internet-based  educational materials and forthcoming CD ROM produced by the
Institute.  The perusal of these materials will be aided by documentaries made in
1956 and  segments of films made after 1989 about the historiography of 1956.
A  few  of  the  most  important  items  in  the  Oral  History  Archives  will  also
be  available  for  reading – only in copy, of course. Additionally, the exhibit will
feature  a computer  database of sound documents and programs about 1956 in
the Archives of  Hungarian Radio.  Segments  from these broadcasts – including
the programs of  Radio Free Europe  during  the Revolution, which are currently
being processed – can be listened to at the exhibition. 
Opening:  January 28, 1999, Thursday, 6 pm. The exhibit will be opened by Mr.
Domokos Kosary,  historian,  former  President  of  the  Hungarian  Academy  of
Sciences.  Mr. Arpad Goncz,  President of the Hungarian Republic, will grace the
event with his presence.