Hungarian Living History and Culture Class

Hungarian History and Culture Class

The class is limited to 15 students. The Thursday class is full. So if you sign up now you will be in the Tuesday class.

The Tuesday class will meet from 1:30-2:00pm, Eastern time starting on Tuesday, September 14th – November 30th. The fee for the 10 week session is $100.

There are 10 weeks to the class and it will not be recorded.


Each week, for 30 minutes, Gergely will present on a piece of Hungarian history including notable figures, the architecture, literary works, and fine art of that era. Gergely, one of our teaching partners, is also very knowledgeable about Hungarian history and culture. He often shares great nuggets of information during his language classes. In fact, this class idea came from a student who suggested he create a class because they always wanted to hear more!.

This 10 week class gives students the opportunity to dig a little deeper to strengthen their understanding of how and why some things happened in Hungary’s long and challenging history! Join us for this informative class and dig a little deeper into Hungarian history!

General Topics include:

The origin of the Hungarian language

The conquest and the state foundation – 1st King Stephen

The Hunyadi Family and the Turkish era

The Rákóczi freedom fight

From the 1848/1849 revolution and freedom fight to the Compromise 1867

Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

The Big War and Trianon

Miklós Horthy

From the second world war in Hungary to 1956 revolution

The Kádár era (1957-1989)


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Gergely is one of our teaching partners.  Gergely is based in Miskolc, Hungary and has been teaching for 20 years. When he isn’t teaching, he enjoys traveling.

12 People have left comments on this post

» Cindy Farkas Isabel said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 07:08:35 }

I’d love to participate in the class but work during the day. Any chance you’d offer an early evening session. Thank you.

» Liz said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 07:08:27 }

Hi Cindy! We are in discussion about this but it wouldn’t be until early spring 2022. We will be sure to post information in the newsletter! Thanks! Liz

» Susan said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 07:08:19 }

Hi. This sounds awesome. Is there a fee for the series? When will you be starting? Please include me in the classes. Thank you. Susan Fleury

» Liz said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 08:08:41 }

Hi Susan! There will be a charge. We will post all the information when we have the start date but that should be coming up in the next couple of days! Liz

» Cynthia I. Bolsmann said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 07:08:14 }

This will be my new perfect lunchtime treat every Thursday!

» Liz said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 08:08:46 }

Hi Cindy! I thought so too! I will keep you updated! Liz

» Patricia Soltesz said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 02:08:18 }

I am interested. Need more info to finalize decision. Thank you:)

» Liz said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 06:08:44 }

Hi Patricia! As soon as we know details, we will let you know! Thank you for your interest! ~ Liz

» Mary Ann Abt said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 06:08:50 }

I went to high school with a boy called Bob Gergely and never knew he was a Hungarian-American. I am looking forward to the classes. Both of my parents came from Erdobenye.

» MaryAnnAbt said: { Aug 18, 2021 - 06:08:24 }

Looking forward to the classes.

» Sally Al-Hashimi said: { Aug 22, 2021 - 01:08:40 }

Hi Liz! Very interested in this class. I’m in one of Gergely’s language classes – he often weaves important cultural and historical information into our classes – a great bonus! Please let me know finalized dates, time, and cost. Thanks for adding this to the class offerings!

» Cathy Ur said: { Aug 23, 2021 - 12:08:42 }

I am interested but would like more details once determined. Liz, also sent you an email.