Welcome to the 2016 Hungarian home page for the Danube-on-Thames strand of the UCL Global Citizenship Summer School. As host to the Danube, we aim to gain a better understanding of Hungary, including its history, language, and people, as well as further explore the transition of Hungarian migrants in London.
Navigator: Kayla Keller
Crew: Roan Chavez, Bonnie Cheung, Ellie Evans, Aishah Haris, Yassin Hjiej-andaloussi, Ryan Law, Magdalena Misiewicz, Andreea-Oana Rimboiu, Beatrix Willimont, Wataru Tage amd Misan Aviomoh
Logs: Click here!
The construction of the Chain Bridge or Széchenyi lánchíd was first started in 1839 after a proposal from Count István Széchenyi, after whom it was named. Plans were created from an English engineer William Tierney Clark and the bridge was supervised by Adam Clark, who is more famously associated with the building of the bridge. … Continue reading Why was the Chain Bridge in Budapest so important?
Magyarul, or commonly known as Hungarian, is the official language of Hungary as well as one of the 24 official languages in the EU. It is an agglutinative language: most of the grammatical information is glued to a word as suffixes. For example, the English phrase in London is represented in Hungarian as Londonban, with … Continue reading O.M.G. It’s Vowel Harmony: A Peek into Hungarian Phonology
Beginnings of Hungarian animation The Hungarian journey with animation is almost as long as the Danube itself – it started as far as 1709, when professor István Simándi of Sárospatak assembled one of the first projectors. His creation resembled in function today’s transparencies and was predominantly used for educational purposes. The art of animation was later … Continue reading Animated characters of Hungary
The Danube region is known for its cultural diversity. The mixture of people from different countries, speaking different languages, having different religions and beliefs left an impact on the area. But, the full picture might not be as easy to grasp. As much as it is a zone where people interact, it is also an … Continue reading Hung(a)ry? Try this!