Debreceni Szedzsong Király Intézet

Tematikus képzések

Modern Hungary: Hungarian History and Culture in the 19th–20th Centuries

2024. július 22. – augusztus 2.
Órák száma: 60
Jelentkezési határidő: június 24.

22 July – 2 August 2024

60 classes, 3 ECTS credits


Course Description:

Debrecen Summer School offers an academic course for foreigners who are interested in the history and culture, the past and the present of Hungary but whose level of Hungarian is not yet enough to immerse in the topic. The course has been designed with special regard to those who (might) get into contact with Hungary or Central Europe. Based on the major turning points of the history of our country in the 19th-20th centuries, Modern Hungary provides a comprehensive portrait of the political and cultural events as well as persons and institutions of nearly two centuries.

The additional cultural activities will provide an opportunity for the participants to visit places which are closely connected to the events and personalities discussed in the lectures and seminars.


Major Topics:

Hungary during the Napoleonic Wars; The Reform Age in Hungary; Calvinism and Enlightenment; Revolution, Oppression and Compromise; The Dual Monarchy; Hungarian Romantic Art and Literature; Hungary in the Great War; The First Generation of Nyugat; Hungarian Painting in the First Half of the 20th Century; Hungary in World War II; The Hungarian Jewry in the 19th and 20th Centuries; Hungary after 1945; Literature under Communism; Hungarian Literature and Film in the 20th Century


Program Directors:

                Dr. Róbert Barta, Professor of History (University of Debrecen)

Dr. István D. Rácz, Professor of English, (University of Debrecen)


Structure of the Course:

– 3 blocks of classes (3 × 90 min) a day

– examination offered at the end of the course (ECTS credits)


Cultural Activities:

– opening ceremony

– guided tour in Debrecen

– weekend excursion

– Hungarian gastronomy and foodways

– folk dances and folk songs

– quiz

– farewell party


Leisure Activities:

– disco, karaoke night

– sports


EXTRA Program:

– sightseeing tour by night

– bike tour

– extra excursion


Dates & Reminders:

– registration: 21 July (Sunday), 13:00–17:00

– course starts: 22 July (Monday)

– daily schedule: 9:00–10:30; 11:00–12:30; 14:00–15:30

– course ends: 2 August (Friday)

– check-out time: 3 August (Saturday), before 10:00


Accommodation and Meals:

– accommodation: Andaházy Dormitory (single and double bedded rooms)

– upon request, we can book a room in a hotel (please contact the Summer School staff)

– full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)


Application Deadline: 24 June 2024


To apply, please fill in the application form.


Please note that launching the course will require the registration of at least 6 participants.


Course Fees:  2 weeks
Course fee (incl. tuition, cultural activities, leisure activities) 850 EUR
On-campus accommodation:
   double room 300 EUR
   single room 600 EUR
Full board 280 EUR
EXTRA programs 15 EUR/program

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Órák száma: 60
Jelentkezési határidő: június 30.
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