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RCH Institute of History

Members of the Contemporary History Research Team are involved primarily in the history of Hungary after World War II. Their research focuses in particular on two significant topics: the history of international relations and the social history of the era after 1945, especially the so-called “Kádár” period (1956–1989). Members of the team participate in several international comparative projects. The research team considers it of crucial importance to establish a forum for scholars of Hungarian and Central East European contemporary history by organizing domestic and international scientific conferences. The research team launched a series of conferences in 2012 to discuss important issues of Hungarian and international contemporary history and to designate new directions of research.