Talking Houses les points de mémoire


The rich archival documentation of Kőszeg allows historians to investigate the lives of the owners and other inhabitants, tenants, maids, children of the buildings of the downtown. By reconstructing the everyday routines of the inhabitants, their communication, and in general, their lifestyle as precisely as the archival sources allow that, we can gain a better understanding of the menu people of the past. By tracing down individual life stories and practices we can connect them to local identity building and shaping, and also its connections with more universal discourses as value systems, such as religion, Enlightenment, or nationalism.

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Kőszeg


Historical past is embedded in urban spaces and buildings which connect up contemporaries with their ancestors. The downtown of Kőszeg provides an authentic baroque environment that is unique in Hungary and important element of our cultural heritage. The latter concept went through major changes during the past three decades.

See more details about the urban development of Kőszeg on Kraft Project

Our research


focuses on the topographical number and examines individuals behind it. More profoundly, we shall investigate the owners and other inhabitants, tenants, maids, children of the buildings of Jurisics square Kőszeg.
We apply an interdisciplinary approach involving social and cultural history, historical anthropology, and sociology. During our research, an attempt will be made to reconstruct the everyday routines of the inhabitants, their communication, and in general, their lifestyle as precisely as the archival sources allow me to do that. In order to explore the lives of ordinary individuals, we shall apply anthropological research methods.

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