24 Sep Politics of History and Freedom of Speech in Hungary
MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 | 4 PM – 8 PM EET
How is history reflected in the public discussion in Hungary today? What kind of history-related arguments do politicians use and what kind of history is taught in schools? And what kind of restrictions are there to freedom of speech? How much press freedom is left?
Join us in discussing these and many more topics related to history politics and freedom of speech in Hungary today.
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4.15 PM OPENING WORDS: Erkki Tuomioja, Historians without Borders in Finland
4.20 PM THE USE AND ABUSE OF HISTORY IN HUNGARY
Moderator: Petri Tuomi-Nikula
Heino Nyyssönen: Can You Build Democracy On History? The Politics of History in Hungary
Katalin Miklóssy: Subjugated Science: Political Conditions of Historical Research
Balázs Bárány: The Status of History Teaching in Hungary (via videolink)
6 PM FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THE MEDIA IN HUNGARY TODAY
Moderator: Kaius Niemi
Márton Gergely: Title TBC
Discussion & Audience questions
7.15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Erkki Tuomioja
Katalin Miklóssy, Heino Nyyssönen, Márton Gergely, Petri Tuomi-Nikula, Kaius Niemi