Pannonius Fellows Field Trip to Győr, Monostor and Bratislava

May 11, 2015 by  

Pannonius Fellows from the US took part in a field trip to Fort Monostor, Győr and Bratislava between May 11 and 12, 2015 learning about Hungarian military history through the system of historic forts, about the notion of advanced colleges, and the situation of ethnic Hungarian minorities abroad.

CSS Pannonius Fellows in Fort Monostor

CSS Pannonius Fellows in Fort Monostor

Monostori Erőd

Fort Monostor, built between 1850 and 1871, counts as the biggest Central-European fortress of modern history and is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. Although no actual war activities took place at the fort, between 1945 and 1991 the Soviet Red Army converted the building into the biggest ammunition storage facility of Central Europe.


In Győr, the fellows had a chance to meet with Dr. Gergely Karácsony, assistant professor and Dr. habil. Péter Smuk, associate professor and Head of Department at the Constitutional Law and Political Science Department of Széchenyi István University. Dr. Karácsony and Dr. Smuk gave a brief introduction to the history of the Széchenyi University and a thorough description of the system of advanced colleges in Hungary, with a special emphasis on Batthyány Lajos Szakkollégium.”


Andrej Fogelton, Slovakian Alumnus of the Summer Leadership Academy of the Common Sense Society gave a very informative walking tour of Bratislava to Pannonius Fellows Michelle and Joshua. The fellows also met alumni of the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship (SLH) and the Collegium Anton Neuwirth for dinner and exchanged ideas about ethnic minorities, religion and education.

CSS Pannonius Fellows in Braitslava

CSS Pannonius Fellows in Braitslava

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