News

Research group members at the HAS conference
October 20, 2021

Research group members at the HAS conference

Three members of the research group 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. In the panel on Society and Social Policy, Márkus Keller was an invited contributor, while 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.

Share
Transformation through Globalization - workshop in Vienna
October 11, 2021

Transformation through Globalization - workshop in Vienna

A joint workshop with the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET) took place at the University of Vienna on Octorber 8, 2021. Béla Tomka’s presentation was followed by comments of Philipp Ther, director of RECET. Later, Márkus Keller, Zsombor Bódy and Péter Bencsik presented their papers, followed by Julia Bavouzet, Rosamund Johnston and György Majtényi.

Share
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.

Share
McDonaldization and individual research plans
May 26, 2021

McDonaldization and individual research plans

At the last Zoom meeting of the semester, Katalin Baráth (sitting in front of a neatly chosen background) summarised the phenomenon of McDonaldization that was followed by a lively debate. After this, all of us reviewed our publication and research plans for the upcoming 12 months.

Share
Key thinkers and major debates 3
April 28, 2021

Key thinkers and major debates 3

During our April Zoom-based meeting, Gábor Koloh summed up Anthony Giddens’s major thoughts on sociology and globalization. Then Melinda Kalmár presented the next chapter of the major dabates, titled World systems and empires. At last, we discussed the actualities of the research group’s work plan for the current and the next year.

Share
Key thinkers and major debates 2
March 31, 2021

Key thinkers and major debates 2

In our March online meeting, Katalin Baráth presented Arjun Appadurai’s career and his main thoughts on globalization. Regarding the major debates, Márton Simonkay gave us an insight to Global  environmental protection. Both topic provoked a lively debate. Finally, the possibilities of a stronger media appearence of our research group were overviewed.

Share
Globalization: key thinkers and major debates
February 24, 2021

Globalization: key thinkers and major debates

During our meeting in February, we kept on discussing the key thinkers and major debates of globalization. Péter Bencsik talked about the career and globalization writings of Giovanni Arrighi (see image). Later, Béla Tomka had a presentation titled Main areas of the debate. Finally, we talked about the topics of our planned writings for the journal BBC History.

Share
A two-day manuscript discussion
January 28, 2021

A two-day manuscript discussion

The first meeting in the new year was an extraordinary one. On the one hand, it lasted for two days, and on the other hand we had special guests. We started with the discussion of Melinda Kalmár‘s working paper. However, the main topic of the long session was the thematic issue of Korall, dealing with history of the globalization. One of our guests was Judit Klement, an editor of the journal. Manuscripts of Péter Bencsik, Gábor Koloh, Péter Nagy, Melinda Kalmár, Katalin Baráth and Zsombor Bódy were debated, just as the study of our other two guests, Máté Zombory and Márk Kékesi.

Share
Péter Bencsik’s article on the pages of the European Review of History
December 10, 2020

Péter Bencsik’s article on the pages of the European Review of History

The article of our colleague, Péter Bencsik, entitled ‘The New Borders as Local Economic Possibility? The case of post-1920 Hungary’, examining borders and smuggling after 1920, appears in the thematic issue of the European Review of History on the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire. The abstract is available here.

Share