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Melinda Kalmár's new book published
December 10, 2021

Melinda Kalmár's new book published

Melinda Kalmár’s new book, entitled Corporative, Soviet, Hybrid has been published. The book is a condensed and at the same time an expanded version of the author’s influential previous monograph. The book focuses on the global embeddedness and gradual softening of ‘Soviet variant systems’. The latter phenomenon also made these states the forerunners of today’s hybrid regimes.

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Nomination of Béla Tomka as a corresponding member of the HAS
December 5, 2021

Nomination of Béla Tomka as a corresponding member of the HAS

The Department of Philosophical and Historical Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences nominated Béla Tomka as a Corresponding Member of the Academy. His nomination was recommended by Gábor Gyáni, György Kövér, István Orosz, János M. Rainer and Ignác Romsics.

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Another book by Ágnes Tamás
December 3, 2021

Another book by Ágnes Tamás

Just a few weeks after the publication of her previous book, Ágnes Tamás has published another new book, entitled The Hungarian Parliament in Caricatures (1867-1989). It has been published by the Publishing House of the Hungarian Parliament.

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Book of Ágnes Deák and Ágnes Tamás published
November 5, 2021

Book of Ágnes Deák and Ágnes Tamás published

A new book by Ágnes Tamás and her former supervisor, Ágnes Deák entitled Sziszifuszok küzdelme: Kormányzat és sajtópolitika Magyarországon 1860–1875 (Struggle of Sisyphuses: Government and Press Policy in Hungary from 1860 to 1875) has been published.

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Béla Tomka and Melinda Kalmár at the Conference of the HAS
October 19, 2021

Béla Tomka and Melinda Kalmár at the Conference of the HAS

Two members of the department were invited to the conference of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences entitled The controversial issues of the period of the Soviet-style regime in Hungary. Béla Tomka held a keynote speech in the section on Industrialisation, Agrarianism and Reform. Melinda Kalmár’s closing words summarised the lessons of the conference.

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Katalin Baráth's book published
September 15, 2021

Katalin Baráth's book published

Katalin Baráth’s new book, entitled A történetírás terhe. A magyar historiográfia rendhagyó története (The burden of historiography. The Unconventional History of Hungarian Historiography) has been published.

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University award to Béla Tomka
September 6, 2021

University award to Béla Tomka

At the opening ceremony of the new academic year, the University Academic Council granted “Publication of the Year in Humanities and Social Sciences Award” to Béla Tomka, the head of our department. Congratulations!

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History and Violence - new book published
August 26, 2021

History and Violence - new book published

A new book, edited by Linda Margittai and Béla Tomka, containing the papers presented at the István Hajnal Circle’s conference on History and Violence in Szeged in August 2019 has been published. For more information, see the homepage of the publisher.

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Welcoming a new colleague
July 21, 2021

Welcoming a new colleague

Katalin Baráth, who has been working closely with us for the last two years as a member of the History of Globalization Research Group, was chosen to the position of Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Contemporary History. Congratulations and good luck! More information can be found on Katalin Baráth’s own page.

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Habilitation of Ágnes Tamás
May 20, 2021

Habilitation of Ágnes Tamás

Our colleague, Ágnes Tamás successfully habilitated today at the University of Pécs. The topic of her lecture was Political anti-Semitism and the Tiszaeszlár blood libel, and her academic lecture was entitled Governmental methods of press support in the years following the Compromise of 1867. Congratulations on her success!

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Péter Bencsik promoted to Associate Professor
April 30, 2021

Péter Bencsik promoted to Associate Professor

The evaluation of the application for the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Contemporary History of the University of Szeged has been completed. In recognition of his habilitation a year and a half ago and his work to date, Péter Bencsik will continue his teaching and research work as an Associate Professor at our Department from 1 September.

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Péter Bencsik's study in the European Review of History
December 8, 2020

Péter Bencsik's study in the European Review of History

Péter Bencsik’s study on post-1920 borders and smuggling, entitled The new borders as local economic possibility? The case of post-1920 Hungary was published in the special issue of the European Review of History. The thematic issue deals with the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, with special emphasis on the border-making and its consequences.

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A social history of Europe – reconsidered
November 8, 2020

A social history of Europe – reconsidered

A fully revised and updated edition of Béla Tomka’s book titled A social history of Europe in the 20th century has been published. In addition to giving a comprehensive knowledge, the book presents many interesting social problems, including those from the current century. The author pays special attention to the problem of the diversity and unity of European societies, and to international comparisons, including the social development of Hungary.

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Béla Tomka's new book
September 27, 2020

Béla Tomka's new book

Béla Tomka’s new book, titled Austerities and Aspirations: A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East Central Europe since 1945 has been published by CEUPress. The monograph compares the broadly interpreted well-being of East-Central European states, and thereby placing the analysis in a wider European context. Beyond the conventional paradigm of economic growth, the author examines the fields of consumption, leisure time and quality of life too. More information is available here.

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Handbook on the 20th-century history of Central and Eastern Europe
May 13, 2020

Handbook on the 20th-century history of Central and Eastern Europe

Béla Tomka, our colleague, has contributed to the first volume of The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century (subtitled “Challenges of Modernity”). The four-volume series is one of the most important international coproductions in this field over the last two decades. For more information see the home page of the publisher.

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