Protest Against Closing Down the Lukács Archiv

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Statement from the Lukács Archive International Foundation (LANA)

2018-06-18 12:14:58


Zsuzsa Hermann

Stand Against the Destruction of the Georg Lukács Archives

2018-06-08 13:00:17

Zsuzsa Hermann

Manuscripts to be removed from the Lukács Archive

2018-01-13 17:34:24

On the instruction of the director general of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA LIC), the removal and transfer of the manuscripts held at the Lukács Archive will begin on 15 January 2018. The manuscripts will be taken over by the Department of Manuscripts & Rare Books of the LIC, and the process will last a couple of weeks. The manuscripts will thus no longer be researchable at the Lukács Archive.

Zsuzsa Hermann

Laszlo Lovasz, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, said in an interview

2016-10-18 09:11:19

Laszlo Lovasz, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, said in an interview

- Georg Lukacs's former apartment in need of renovation, so the archives to be moved within a finite period of time.
The will, the manuscripts were in the possession of the Academy's archives. We want to bring the archive where documents are digitized and then stored properly. The Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy of the property, what ensures the Institute. Several supported the establishment of a memorial, but the profile of the Academy of strangers. If someone correct ideas recovery occurs, we do not reject negotiations sight. But when there is no reasonable proposal, we return the apartment to the municipality. The MTA is an adjacent apartment rents, which maintain no reason. I definitely eliminate.

Zsuzsa Hermann

Statement on the formation of the Lukács Archive International Foundation (LAIF) (Hungarian: LANA)

2016-08-31 04:23:43

In response to the institutional attack against the Lukács Archive and its international reputation, a new, international organization has been formed—the Lukács Archive International Foundation (LAIF)—to support the ongoing and renewed functioning of the Lukács Archive, to provide for the professional safekeeping and publication of Georg Lukács’s legacy, and to encourage co-operation between Hungarian and international scientific institutions and research centres engaged in Lukács scholarship. Founded by Ágnes Heller and János Weis, the LAIF seeks to promote research into Lukács’s life work and its historical context through the various means of academic organization (organizing international conferences and establishing grants and fellowships).  The Board of Trustees members so far invited by the founders are: János Kelemen, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (chair); Péter Szigeti DSc (vice-president); Ádám Takács PhD (secretary); Péter Agárdi CSc; Gábor Boros DSc; Gábor Gyáni, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; András Kardos; Zoltán Kenyeres DSc; Tamás Krausz DSc; Miklós Mesterházi CSc; Mária Székely; and Ferenc Tallár DSc. Under the patronage of Iván Szelényi, LAIF intends to create an international network of patrons, and appeals to Hungarian and international academic colleagues to support its aims via donations. The Board of Trustees will initiate negotiations shortly with the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and other partner institutions concerning opportunities for co-operation. Issued by the invited chair of the Board of Trustees and the vice-president of LAIF.  

Budapest, 31 August 2016.

Zsuzsa Hermann

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