Frank Benseler 1929–2021

  On December 22, sociologist, editor, and univeristy professor Frank Benseler died at the age of 92. Professor Benseler deserves high praise for publishing the works of György Lukács: he witnessed the creation and facilitated the publication of the philosopher’s late works, presided over the Internationale Georg-Lukács-Gesellschaft for many years, and edited the Lukács-Werkausgabe. Although […]

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Éva S. Balogh 1936–2021

  On 30 November, Éva S. Balogh – historian, lecturer at Yale University, and editor of the English-language news portal Hungarian Spectrum – died at the age of 85. We remember her by sharing two of her pieces, as her articles on Lukács and the Archive provided a unique opportunity for foreigners to understand the […]

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Lukács 50

György  Lukács died on 4th June 1971. You can find the list of events and publications commemorating the anniversary here.

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Győző Lugosi 1952–2021

  At the age of 69, Győző Lugosi, vice president of our Foundation, university professor of History and editor of the quarterly Eszmélet, has died of COVID-19. We will honor his memory. Eszmélet’s obituary (in Hungarian and English)

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László Sziklai 1942–2021

  László Sziklai, who founded the Archive and and administered it for a quarter of a century, has died of COVID-19 on March 26. We will honor his memory. Miklós Mesterházi’s obituary (in Hungarian) Péter Agárdi’s obituary (in Hungarian) Rüdiger Dannemann’s obituary (in German)

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Documentary on Lukács is now available online

Georg – The Doc, directed by Sotiris Bekas and screened at the 7th Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, is now available worldwide with English, Hungarian, and Greek subtitles through Vimeo On Demand. Part of the income will be donated to support the Foundation. Thank you! Ευχαριστώ!    To visit the documentary’s official Facebook Page, click […]

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“On guard”

The Foundation’s board members “on guard” at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, currently occupied by students protesting against the government’s crackdown on academic freedom. © Gabriella Csoszó / FreeDoc

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The Deutsche Welle about the Lukács Archives

“Seit zwei Jahren ist das Archiv des Philosphen Georg Lukács geschlossen – aus politischen Gründen, behaupten Kritiker. Ehemalige Mitarbeiter kämpfen seitdem vergeblich für die Wiedereröffnung.” Continue reading.

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Statement of Solidarity

The Lukács Archive International Foundation firmly protests the politically motivated harrassment of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University in Belgrade. We owe solidarity to the colleagues in Belgrade and to all those who also condemned the closure of the Lukacs Archive. Both were attacks on independent research and free and critical […]

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