Message from the Lukacs Archive:
We stand with the Archive. And you?
“The man, who wants to act, has not really huge opportunity for action.. But
there is no moment, when one could not do something.” (György Lukács)
On 24 May 2018 the last research associate of the Georg Lukács Archives of
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was banned from the Archives after
twenty-eight years of employment. Despite the local and international
protesst the Academy with the assistance of its own library, closed the
archives of the only world-renowned Hungarian philosopher, which has existed
since 1972, by this decision after the liquidation of research and takeover
of the manuscripts. The Archives ceased to exist as venue attracting
international interest and researchers by replacing the locks on its doors.
The Lukács Archives International Foundation (LANA) continues to struggle
for preserving the philosopher’s legacy with hoping for minimal success.. We,
who have had the opportunity to work at the Archive and/or enjoy the support
and help of the Archive during our research, and for whom access to the
printed and written manuscripts hold at the Archive will continue to be an
ineluctable necessity in our future work, stand with them.
Therefore we repeatedly call on those responsible for the Hungarian Academy
of Sciences and its library to undo this decision, which not only makes the
research impossible, but also extremely damages it.
Share this protest letter with organizations and/or individuals as much as
possible, because the Archive under the threat of total closure, and probably
this is the last opportunity to act. If you want to express your willingness
to join, please, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We steadily update the list of signatories.