Yesterday Dissertation Reviews published my short overview of Hungarian Archives. A couple hours later a press release was published by the University of Northern Iowa on their great new project. In other words: it’s time for a new blog entry!
Let me wish all my readers Happy New Year with a
nice Christmas photo. Hope you had a nice Christmas break.
First order of business is to report on progress regarding my second essay. …er…. sure… So, the thing is, it is very much a draft. By the middle of next week, it will resemble some sort of an ordered text, but right now I am just tossing ideas around. It’s a fun topic for me though: history of national auto industries and the national car. I have collected lots of nice examples from Peru, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, Australia etc. but it needs a lot more editing.
Elsewhere last year I put together a short piece on how to research Archives in Hungary. It is now available on Disseration Reviews, a peer-reviewed publication. It is not too serious and reflects my experiences.
And then a date has been set for the launch of Fortepan Iowa. Press release is here. I am immensely proud of being a member of the Hungarian Fortepan team. We are saving history and providing an example for organisations elsewhere! Just a few weeks ago the Hungarian Fortepan published 2,200 images from the collection of a Hungarian electrical engineer, who took a lot of photos during the 2nd World War on a lot of different subjects from cars to singining choruses, from tin toys to the ruins of Budapest.