Csaba Szilágyi

Chief Archivist
Head of Human Rights Program

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Budapest, Arany Janos u. 32 | 208
+36 1 327-3000 x2117

Csaba Szilágyi is responsible for Blinken OSA's professional archival activities and its human rights collections, education, and public programs. He co-teaches the Archives, Evidence and Human Rights course and is the founder of the Archives and Evidentiary Practices specialization offered by Blinken OSA to the Department of Legal Studies and Department of History.

Intermittently, he worked as an archives consultant for the Open Society Institute and Human Rights Watch (1999-2000), and was the first curator of the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research at Columbia University (2005-2006) in New York City. He was also the archival advisor for the Srebrenica Memorial Center Archive in Potočari, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2019-2022). He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Amsterdam.

As a researcher, Csaba is interested in how technological advancement informs the collection, archiving and dissemination of human rights records; in critical and inclusive archiving for social justice and protection of human rights; in the memorialization and representation of mass atrocities in the archival space; and in the role of archives in the global refugee experience.

Outside the archival world, Csaba translates fiction, and historical and political writings.


MA American Studies

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