Opening of our new community space

The ELTE University Library and Archives is pleased to invite you to the opening ceremony of its new student community space and the presentation of the book the Dniester Mermaid on the 25th of April 2024 from 13.00.

The Book of Your Life intercultural inclusion project and the limited edition facsimile of the Dniester Mermaid (Русалка Дністровая), a Hungarian-related Ukrainian book rarity and accompanying textbook, will be presented at the event.

Originally published in 1837 by the Royal University Press, the Rusalka Dnyistrovaja (Dniester Mermaid) almanac was published in a facsimile edition by the Eötvös Loránd University and the University Library and Archives. This adventurous little book became not only the first publication in Galicia written in the vernacular, but also the basis for the national revival of the western Ukrainian regions in the 19th century.

In the newly inaugurated community space an exhibition of photographs by James Clifford Viloria, PhD student (ELTE TTK Doctoral School of Earth Sciences), entitled Liminal Quarters, is also on display.

A detailed programme is available here.

All visitors are welcome!

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