Doctoral Program in English at the HUFA Doctoral School


October 26th 2021


​From 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. 

Point-of-view Aesthetic Explorations in Machine-Learning Image

George Legrady, media artist lecture at the Intermedia Department lecturing room

April 21st 2021

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

City space as collective memory and social alternative

For our next Wednesday's seminar please read this Guardian article" Budapest Black Lives Matter artwork sparks rightwing backlash"


April 7th 2021

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

City space as collective memory and social alternative

March 17th 2021

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Politics of Orbits: Will We Meet Halfway? (discussion on Wednesday regarding the content of the essay)

March 3rd 2021

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Balázs Kicsiny will talk about the semester lecturing theme titled City space as collective memory and social alternative.

February 17th 2021

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Balázs Kicsiny will talk about the semester lecturing theme titled City space as collective memory and social alternative. 

February 3rd 2021

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

we will continue the students' presentation of visualization of research. Also Balázs Kicsiny will talk about student report of the last semester's program.


December 1st 2020

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Year Three students Cecília Bandeira and Hanan Saif will give a lecture regarding their research and artistic development as part of the Year Three and Four students obligatory lecture each semester.   

December 2nd 2020

From 10 a.m. to 11,30 p.m.

We will continue the visualization of research seminar. In this occasion I would like to ask you to select one project from a contemporary artist (or artist collective, filmmaker etc.) which you can interpret as research visualization and please make a short introduction of the chosen project. If we run out of time we can continue this seminar next week Wednesday 9th December. 

December 7th 2020

From 10 a.m. to 15.30 p.m.

As part of the extended doctoral program, will continue with Zahra Fuladvand, Volkan Mengi and Pallavi Majumder the lecture series regarding research and artistic development of the Year Three and Four students.  


May 19th 2020

From 11.30. a. m. to 1 p.m.    

Year Three student's lecture and discourse about her doctoral research 

Pallavi Majumder

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Year Three students' lecture and discourse about their doctoral research 

Zahra Fuladvar és Volkan Mengi

May 12th 2020

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Complex exam

Tra  Nguyen, Cecilia Bandeira, Hanan Said                                                                  

April 14th, 2020

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m

Year Four students' lecture and discourse about their doctoral research

Tarek Arabi and Manuel Contreras

February 13th, 2020

10.00: exhibition visiting programs for SH students

Museum of Fine Arts' exhibition:  Rubens, Van Dyck and the Splendour of Flemish Painting .

Balázs Kicsiny

lecture in English

November 14th, 2019


11.00-13.00: Contemporary Art in the Global Media (lecture series)

Protest Against Monuments

Balázs Kicsiny

lecture in English

October 29th, 2019


11.00-13.00: Thoughts on Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition - from the perspective of fake documents, surveillance and the boredom of uniformity

Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák

lecture in English

Digital speech- and text-recognition assistants are part of our everyday life today. Artificially produced images and videos illustrate textual fake news we read, while more and more robust surveillance systems are constantly collecting data about our private life.

It has all started with texts: social media became inhabited by armies of socialbots and various non human users several years ago. Algorithmic text recognition and fabrication already play an increasingly important role in our written and spoken culture - and as more and more artificial texts start to dominate our media, the same is about to happen with fake videos and images nowadays.

To illustrate the inner workings of machine learning I try to give an insight to the history of algorithmic text recognition and fabrication in the first half of the lecture, while in the second half we will examine contemporary tendencies in what we call today “Artificial Intelligence”.



September 24th, 2019

11.30-13.00: Selfie and self-surveillance
Dr. Ana Peraica curator, art critic

lecture in English 

The appearance of historic self-portrait genre was closely tied to technology of production of mirrors. These small reflective glasses evolved from concave, over convex to finally become flat mirror, also determining the historic styles of self-portraiture. Among them, the oldest, concave one is still being used for the larger space surveillance.

Further development mirror-based technologies, photography is, has also initiated various portrait analysis, serving for the control of prisoners via ID cards, over sorting of such images in larger archives, in order to distinguish various layers of society according their wealth, race or gender.

Contemporary selfie phenomena is framed by both of these surveillance aspects; while form one side enhancing the user to see behind own back in the control-type of mirror, it is also providing an image that can be analysed and put in the database, where serving various purposes. Voluntarily produced, selfie becomes a genre of self-surveillance.

Dr Ana Peraica’s (HR) recent books include The Age of Total Images (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, in print), Fotografija kao dokaz (Multimedijalni institute, Zagreb, 2018), Culture of the Selfie (Institute of Networked Cultures, Amsterdam, 2017). Focus of her work falls in media arts, more precisely post-digital photography. She currently is visiting researcher at the Department for Image Science, Danube University Krems (AT) and visiting fellow at History department, Central European University in Budapest (HU).

13.00-14.00: Lunch Break

14.00-16.00: Year One Students introduce themselves to the community of the HUFA Doctoral School

Éva Bubla, Zsófi Erdős, Nándor Hevesi, Dávid Kovács, Kristóf Boldizsár Kovács, Dániel Máté, Dóra Eszter Molnár, Judit Lilla Molnár, Anna Nemes, Luca Oberfrank, Ferenc Szakács, Hajnalka Tulisz, Enkhtaivan, Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Vitor Augusto Bento Silva

At the beginning of each new academic year we ask Year One students to present three of their own art works to us all. This can be a reproduction or the original artwork (painting, installation, found object, but not moving image). Please select three sentences for each artwork, and you can read a text when presenting each artwork. These sentences can be your own text or a quote from another author.
Please take note that we ask each student to say no more and no less than three sentences associated to their three artwork’ images. After the presentation the audience can ask questions from the student.


MKE DLA képzés 2021/2022 tavaszi szemeszter

Az előadások helyszíne: MKE Doktori Iskola, Feszty-ház

2022. May 31.