Free navigation on the Danube became possible after the Treaty of Paris in 1856 ending the Crimean War, followed by the establishment of shipping companies, which led to the flow of people, animals, goods, news, and information on the river. By 1900, river traffic was in place with 100 boat
Russian society is fragmented and atomized, and does not believe in collective public action—said Andrey Makarychev, Professor at University of Tartu, who left Russia a decade ago. He explains how Russia lost huge parts of its population during the last century, and much more. Interview on Hype&Hyper.
July 11, 2023, marks the eightieth anniversary of the Volhynia massacre – a horrific event in which the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) murdered around 100,000 Polish civilians. Polish President Andrzej Duda and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky jointly commemorated the massacre. While the Ukrainian President’s stand is significant, this blot
What are the similarities and differences in the anthems of the East-Central European region? How did they develop and what types exist? Csaba G. Kiss presents the anthems of thirteen countries of the region, highlighting the similarities in our way of thinking and mentality, while at the same time initiating
Andrzej Nowak is one of Poland’s best-known and most prolific historians, with dozens of books published in Polish and other languages. He specializes primarily in the political and intellectual history of Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries but also has a strong interest in the history of
The coronation of Britain’s monarch, Charles III, a few weeks ago attracted huge attention around the world. Many celebrated the preservation of a historic tradition in the 21st century, while others took a more critical view. This renewed spotlight on the British royal family has once again thrust the
Mariusz Forecki is a documentary photographer and author of several books. In his photobook titled Kurz /Пыль/Dust, he gathered photographs from his numerous travels around the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—in the final stage of its existence and during the formation of a new socio-political order. He
The fancy tiles may evoke images of Lisbon or the Mediterranean for the first time, but this Szczecin gem is Polish to the core—so much so that to this day, when you walk in, you are transported to the city’s past.
With a touch of Art Nouveau, coffee,
The latest selection of the photo collection is published under the title 40 years—4000 images, with famous Hungarian writers, directors, and photographers among the donors.
Whether you’re a history buff or a photography enthusiast, the Hungarian Fortepan archive is a must-see. Since they manage an unfathomable amount of
Even the Belgrade Zoo will be moved out of the city center in order to make Kalemegdan, where the Belgrade Castle is located, a World Heritage Site.
Aleksandar Sapic, the mayor of the Serbian capital, recently announced that the process to inscribe the historic city center of Belgrade, Kalemegdan, on
The creator of the Persian Pillow project has simulated how the ancient pyramids might have been built with the help of Midjourney—only this time, using pillows.
AI artist Ulises took an object found in everyone’s home—the pillow—and used it to recreate one of the greatest wonders
Georgia is a little Christian country in the heart of the Caucasus surrounded by enemies, mostly Muslims, who does not allow us to have the independence and abundance—interview with Nino Kotolashvili, a Georgian historian.
In the post-Soviet countries, it is often difficult to interpret history, to explore its narratives—
The national symbols, normally kept in a vault, are on display until Saturday at the Hradzin Castle in Prague.
The last time the Czech coronation jewels were on display was in 2018, to mark the centenary of the founding of Czechoslovakia. This time, they are being displayed to mark the
After the collapse of the USSR, Georgia was able to declare independence, but apparently was threatened by the Russian Federation to make Georgia again under its influence—Nino Kotolashvili, Georgian historian about the Russian-Georgian War, imperialistic influence and Caucasian perspectives. Interview.
Georgia's historical position in the Caucasus is unique: is
You have to be able to really demonstrate genocide and in the war in Ukraine there's a lot of things we don't know—says Norman Naimark, American historian from Stanford University. Interview.
I'll cut straight to the chase: how do you see the war crimes committed in Ukraine? Do Bucha
The great era of rebirth returns to Warsaw’s Royal Castle: the special interiors of the royal castle serve as a temporary home of Renaissance works from the Accademia Carrara Collection, including such gems as Sandro Botticelli’s “The Story of Virginia”. The works borrowed from the Bergamo collection form
We discussed the Polish-Ukrainian relations, the „deputinisation” of Russia, the ongoing war, and the rapid changes in world politics and history with the Polish historian Jan Malicki. Strong statements, possible solutions, and bold conclusions in the exclusive interview he gave to Hype&Hyper. Part II.
Jan Malicki is a Polish
We discussed the Polish-Ukrainian relations, the „deputinisation” of Russia, the ongoing war, and the rapid changes in world politics and history with the Polish historian Jan Malicki. Strong statements, possible solutions, and bold conclusions in the exclusive interview he gave to Hype&Hyper. Part I.
Jan Malicki is a Polish
After the industrial revolutions, the development of technology and warfare further increased the impact of wars on the environment, says Erik Kovács Dr. We discussed the ecological implications of the Russo-Ukrainian war, lessons from history, and the most severe environmental degradations—interview on Hype&Hyper.
In one of your analyses,
The revamped identity and historic murals of Hotel 1231 in Toruń, Poland, are perfectly in line with the boutique hotel’s past. After all, it’s no coincidence that the four-star hotel chose the name 1231: this was the year in which the Knights of the Teutonic Order founded the
We are Easterners, we live in a shared destiny, we move forward together and we create. The towers of Kyiv were hit by missiles, to which there is only one answer: EAST UNITE. This is the vocation of the Hype&Hyper editorial team and we believe it is our shared
In many aspects, Budapest—a city that used to be the capital of the Habsburg Monarchy—was more sustainable 150 years ago than it is now, said Dávid Vitézy, as we talked with him about modern cities, innovation, and the development of Budapest’s trackbased public transport system. Check out
We asked George Friedman to provide an interpretive framework for understanding the overall strategic situation in Eastern and Central Europe. In recent decades, his writing has predicted the challenges and opportunities of the coming periods with striking accuracy, so his thoughts are worth taking seriously and incorporating into our thinking
He was born in Békéscsaba, Hungary, and got all the way to Disney’s studio: Attila Futaki made his fortune abroad, by gaining international recognition in a field that is still very much in its infancy in Hungary. He draws comic books, and works with the largest foreign scriptwriters. Recently,
Dubbed Histheory, this boardgame allows us to model the possible outcomes of the pandemic, the French Revolution or even alternative endings for Game of Thrones. We can play with friends or family members, but it could perhaps be the most powerful in reviving history teaching and developing the ability to
A close link between history, land and man: Californian-born Nick St. Oegger
tells the stories of Albanian communities and raises awareness to the importance
of preserving untouched places through his photographs.
Nick St. Oegger set out to be a philosopher in the beginning, and later on
wanted to pursue legal
Time travel in the squares of Budapest. The Eltűnt Híd (The Lost Bridge)
historical game shows how Budapest changed between 1899 and 2019 by
reconstructing the pre-World War II era. The central and notable element of the
game is Elisabeth Bridge with each detail elaborated authentically, virtually
restored to its
A weboldal sütiket (cookie-kat) használ, hogy biztonságos böngészés mellett a legjobb felhasználói élményt nyújtsa.