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Film Showing: "Werkmeister Harmonies"

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 7:00pm

With an eye to the upcoming release of director Béla Tarr's new film, "The Turin House," the Indiana University Cinema will be screening his earlier "Werkmeister Harmonies" on Monday, February 13.  The screening is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Film Showing: "Mephisto"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:00pm

The Academy Award wining Hungarian Film "Mephisto" (1981) will be shown on Wednesday, February 01, as part of Professor László Borh's course, "Hungarian History in Motion Pictures" (CEUS-R 547).  All are welcome to attend.

Dealing With a Communist Dictatorship: U.S. Policy and the Softening of Soviet-Style Rule

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:15pm

László Borhi, György Ránki Hungarian Chair at Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian Studies, will present the public lecture "Dealing With a Communist Dictatorship: U.S. Policy and the Softening of Soviet-Style Rule," on Tuesday, October 25.

Current Issues in Roma Education: A Discussion

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 4:00pm

During the "Current Issues in Roma Education," held at IU's Ballantine Hall, Gábor Daróczi will be presenting a paper entitled ""Roma as the "Jews of the 21st century, the Scapegoats of the European Union: The impact on the Roma minority of changes of post-socialism and the importance of education for further improvement."


Hungary has historically been the limit western most limit of the great Eurasian steppe, and was the final location of numerous nomadic peoples of the steppe. Perhaps one of the best known to Westerners would be Atilla, who established a multi-ethnic empire that challenged Rome in the fifth century. However, numerous other peoples from the steppes settled in Hungary, including Avars, Magyars and Qipchaqs.

Celebrating Finno-Ugric European Capitals of Culture

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 4:00pm
This year, Turku, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia are the European Capitals of Culture. One of last year's Culture Capitals was Pécs, Hungary. Join us as we celebrate the recognition of these superb Finno-Ugric cities.

Hungarian Film: The Prefab People

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Renowned Hungarian director Bela Tarr holds a magnifying glass to the marriage of a young working-class couple. The film focuses in on their nuanced relationship and the sparseness of their existence in the wake of an explosive argument.


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