Elemér Hankiss’s achievements in the transdisciplinary study of society and civilizational change are closely in line with the research activities at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg. The Hankiss Archives, located in the renewed Festetics Palace, was established with the aim of preserving and making accessible to the wider public the intellectual heritage of Elemér Hankiss, and thus to foster the research projects at the Institute which are being carried out at the interface of the humanities, natural and social sciences. The collection of the Archives covers two main areas: (1) the archival records of the iASK’s predecessor and partner institutions, and (2) personal bequests that have been donated to the Archives. Among the latter, the main collection is that of Elemér Hankiss (1928-2015), the philosopher, sociologist and literary historian, who gave his name to the Archives (manuscripts, notes, letters, audio tapes, etc.).
The Archives also houses the bequest of Klára Héderváry, a renowned Belgian UN diplomat of Hungarian origin. The Archives is constantly being developed and new records are regularly added to its holdings. In the near future, the personal records of the historian and politician György Schöpflin (1939-2021) are expected to become available for research at Festetics Palace.
Research in the Archives is available only by prior appointment at the Festetics palace (Chernel street 10).
Opening hours for researchers:
Monday: 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 4pm
Thursday: 9 am – 4pm
LIST OF FONDS OF THE HANKISS ARCHIVES
|Title||Date(s)||Extent (linear meter)||Information|
|HA-I-HE||Hankiss Elemér’s records||1965-2015||26||available for research|
|HA-I-HK||Héderváry Klára’s records||1947-1974||0,5||available for research|
|HA-I-MJ||Records of Ferenc Miszlivetz Ferenc and Jody Jensen||1982-2022||32||selection in progress, not available for research|
|HA-II-ISES||Records of the Institute for Social & European Studies (ISES)||1990-2010||26||selection in progress, not available for research|
|HA-II-MAV||Records of the Boarding School of the Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) in Kőszeg||1913-2005||80||not available for research|
|HA-II-NLSZK||Records of the László Németh Collegium Movement of Szombathely||1987-1990||1||
not available for research
Latest update: 12 October 2022
List of fonds is available in PDF format.