VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives


13 December 2016

The VERITAS Research Institute for History, the Institute and Museum of Military History and the History Institute of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary are jointly organizing a conference on the occasion of the centennial of the death of Franz Joseph.

Few people realize that the role Austrian emperor and Hungarian king Franz Joseph (August 18th, 1830 – November 21st, 1916) played in Hungarian history is much more significant than the history books suggest. Moreover, over the past few decades, Franz Joseph has fallen out of favor as a topic of study among researchers. Thus it is that the centennial of his death provides the perfect opportunity to take another look at the man who ruled during the “Happy Times of Peace”, thereby bolstering his rightful place in the collective memory of Hungarian history.      

Our conference intends to arouse the interest of the broader public; therefore, the presentations will provide a more macro-level, general overview instead of focusing on historical minutiae that would be of interest only to historians.    

Due to limited seating, preliminary registration is required via the VERITAS website. If you wish to attend please register by midnight on (Sunday) December 11th, 2016.

Location: Institute and Museum of Military History, Kapisztrán tér (Square) 2-4, Budapest

Date: 10 AM on (Tuesday) December 13th, 2016


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