Dossier: The 1956 Hungarian Uprising - present-day perspectives

Video: Hungary 1956 - The official commemorations

The official commemorations of the 1956 uprising provide a window onto the state rituals and the symbolic politics of the right-wing government. Cultural anthropologist Gergely Pulay gives a commentary on the events that took place on 22-23 October, 2016 in Budapest.

Video: Pop music and the cult of the nation

Cultural anthropologist Gergely Pulay uses the example of the 'freedom concert' that took place on 23 October, 2016 in the Budapest Arena to explain how popular music can serve as a vehicle for kindling patriotic feelings in young Hungarians.

Video: 1956 - Lessons for today

What is the relevance of 1956 for younger generations? We asked a slammer, a historian and university students to share their views.

Video: 1956 from a feminist perspective

Women rarely appear as agents in their own right in official and lay narratives. We asked feminist scholar Andrea Pető to highlight women's role and motivations for taking part in the uprising.

Publications on Hungary

Focus on Hungary: Refugees, Asylum and Migration

The study analyses the Hungarian Government’s rhetoric and policy measures with regard to refugee, asylum and migration issues and  shows how democratic opposition parties, the far-right, and civil society actors have responded to the Government’s anti-refugee policies.

Video: 1956 - The forgotten narrative

Why was 1956 more than just a freedom struggle against Soviet occupation? Historian Márkus Keller and '56er' András Bíró explain the role of Workers' Councils and forgotten dimensions of the revolution.