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Introduction to Contemporary Hungary



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Course Introduction

This course will provide you with basic knowledge about the history, politics, social norms, and customs in today’s Hungary. You will learn about famous figures often referenced in conversation, like King/Saint Stephen I, whose mummified right hand sits in Saint Stephen’s Basilica in central Budapest. This course will introduce you to the colorful world of Hungarian politics and provide you strategies for navigating conversations about politics, art, culture in everyday life. If you utilize the knowledge of Hungarian social norms presented here, you’ll likely make a good impression on hospitable Hungarians who invite you into their homes for a meal, and you’ll be comfortable dining in a restaurant.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Recognize key figures in Hungarian history
  • Demonstrate familiarity with modern Hungarian political figures
  • Recognize and enact basic Hungarian social norms and customs while in country

Meet the Instructor

Photo of Jessica Storey-Nagy

Jessica Storey-Nagy is a PhD candidate in Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. She is a linguistic anthropologist and area studies specialist who studies political discourse and culture in contemporary Hungary.

For more information, contact Jessica Storey-Nagy


Length: 1 hour


Language Training Center


Audience: General audience


Credit: Certificate

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