VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

11 August 2018

At this year’s Sziget Festival, the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration (National Museum of the History of Immigration) in Paris has teamed up with the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography to organize a series of events focused on “initiation and intervention, refuge and asylum, community and family, and love and sex (old and new practices)”. Among the scheduled speakers is Eszter Zsófia Tóth, whose presentation is titled Sex and Socialism.  

What was sex like before the advent of the Internet? How did Hungarian teens get together and break up during the Socialist Era? Was kissing on the street allowed? In addition to answering these questions, our colleague takes a look at romance in the communist youth camps and the emblematic films and music that defined that time in Hungary.

Location: Óbuda Island, Tent without Borders

Date: 6 PM on (Saturday) August 11th, 2018