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With the support of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a CERL Seminar organized by National Széchényi Library and the Association of the Ecclesiastical Libraries will be held on May 31, 2019. Entitled Digital Technologies in the Investigation of Handwritten and Printed Heritage, the seminar to be held on the premises of NSZL will feature speakers including several research fellows and staff members of the Hungarian national library.
Jointly with Kossuth Publishing House, NSZL Publishing House published a facsimile edition of Endre Ady’s volume entitled I want to be loved (1910), with an introduction written by László Boka.
Annual European RDA Interest Group (EURIG) Members Meeting 2019 took place in National Széchényi Library. 36 participants from 23 countries arrived at the event. Pre-meeting international conference featured presentations on the past and present of RDA, and experience gained so far with implementation.
On May 21, 2019, Endre Ady memorial conference will be held in Petőfi Literary Museum. Several staff members of National Széchényi Library will deliver a lecture at the conference.
At the Museum Festival to be held on May 18 and 19, 2019, National Széchényi Library will recall memories of 1989 from the perspective of 30 years.
Partial closing as of June 18 and reduced repository service as of May 9, 2019
Edit Madas has been elected as full member, while János Rainer M. has been elected as corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Research putting the history of Ottoman occupation following the Battle of Mohács into a new light will be presented by the May lecture of Season 4 of the lecture series entitled “Orientalists in NSZL”. Next presenter of the cultural historical series featuring internationally renowned Hungarian researchers into the East will be Géza Dávid, historian-Turcologist, Professor of Eötvös Loránd University.
Book III/1. of The History of the Transylvanian Unitary Church focuses on the persecution endured by the Kolozsvár (Cluj) Unitarian congregation, the annexation of their parishes, schools and churches, on the deprivation of the state office of the Unitarians, and the crippling of the Torda, Hévíz, Kál, Gálfalva, Szentháromság and Sinfalva congregations lasting for decades. The presentation ceremony will start at 16.30 on May 9, 2019 in NSZL.
Author of the book Dániel Molnár and Ildikó Sirató, Head of NSZL’s Theater History Collection will discuss topics such as the nature, operation, or inability to operate and disdain of show business, socialist revues, actors, dancers, artistes, snoopers, cultural policy, censorship and naked women – in the 1950s.
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