Péter Bencsik's new book published
Péter Bencsik’s new book, entitled Border Regimes in Twentieth Century Europe has been published by Routledge. The book provides the first English-language comparison of the contemporary history of border regimes in Europe, which the author examines in the context of waves of globalization and territorialization.
Ágnes Tamás promoted to Associate Professor
Ágnes Tamás received the letter of appointment as Associate Professor from the leaders of the University on June 30, 2022. Congratulations to her on this recognition!
New book by Péter Bencsik
Péter Bencsik’s book, entitled From Demarcation Line to State Border has been published. The aim of the book is to approach the everyday history of the people living near the Trianon border in a micro-historical way, primarily through the conflicts of local society, also depicting the process of territorialization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.