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.
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.
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.