Szonja is a research fellow at the Institute of Minority Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and teaches at the Department of Assyriology and Hebrew at the ELTE University in Budapest. She lived and studied in Budapest, Oxford, Jerusalem and New York, holds MA degrees in English Studies and Jewish Studies from ELTE University in Budapest, and an MSt in Jewish Studies and a DPhil in Modern Languages / Yiddish from the University of Oxford. Her main field of research and interest is Hungarian Jewish history and cultural history, and she is especially intrigued by issues related to changes in national identity and language choice. She has lectured and published extensively in her field, in English, Hungarian, Hebrew and Yiddish. As a native of Budapest and as a tour guide, she is interested in the various layers of the city – historical, social and architectural alike.
Nada Zečević has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies. Originally from Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), for the past 17 years she has been living in Budapest. As a scholarly researcher, Nada focuses on history and society of Central and Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, and these regions’ connections with other European realms, namely the Apennine peninsula and Byzantine Empire. The topics of her specialization include medieval charters and scripts, migrations and exchange, towns and their societies, memory and image of the Other, and modern uses of medieval past. Her current research focuses on religious relationships between medieval Hungary and Bosnia. In addition to her scholarly work, Nada is actively engaged in projects dealing with the popularization of history. This all allows her depict Budapest’s past and present as an ongoing saga of various perceptions and vibrant interactions between the city and its people.
Gréta Süveges holds a BA from ELTE University in Budapest and has finished her MA studies in Jerusalem. Her main interest is in literature, art and cultural history, especially in the context of politics and ideology. She has lived and studied in many cities, including Budapest, Berlin, Saint Petersburg, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem, and is deeply interested in discovering the urban-cultural context of cities. Gréta writes articles and reviews about museums, memory policy, architecture and urban experience, which are most often published in magazines with a focus on culture and museology. She is involved in teaching and various research projects at ELTE University in Budapest related to art, the influence of collective memory and politics on art and museums. Currently she works as a researcher at an architecture studio and starts her studies in urban sociology at the Central European University, Budapest.
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Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, and Buda Castle
Dohany (Great) Synagogue and Orthodox Synagogue
Parliament exterior and Freedom Square