News

Meeting in January 2022
January 26, 2022

Meeting in January 2022

At the first meeting in 2022, after the keynote speech by Péter Nagy, we discussed Joseph Stiglitz and Dani Rodrik’s interpretations of globalisation. Later we talked about the globalisation course at Eötvös University in the spring semester, and international fellowhips programs of the research group for 2022.

Share
New titles in our Working Papers series
December 30, 2021

New titles in our Working Papers series

The fourth and the fifth volumes of the HistGlob Working Papers series has been published. Both Zsombor Bódy (on the Hungarian presence in Algeria) and Márkus Keller (on housing of the elderly)  address problems facing Kádár-era Hungary. Both studies can be downloaded here.

Share
November meeting of the research group
December 1, 2021

November meeting of the research group

During the last meeting of the year, group members’ publications were discussed, along with the planned lecture on globalization at the Eötvös University in the next academic semester. After the keynote speech held by Márton Simonkay, we were talking about the thoughts of Paul Hirst (and Grahame Thompson) on globalization.

Share
Thematic issue on the history of globalization
November 22, 2021

Thematic issue on the history of globalization

In the 85th issue of Korall, journal of social sciences,  a thematic block on the history of globalization was published by members of the research group (Péter Bencsik, Gábor Koloh, Katalin Baráth, Péter Nagy, Melinda Kalmár and Zsombor Bódy).

Share
Meeting in
November 3, 2021

Meeting in "October"

The regular monthly meeting of the research group takes places on the last Wednesday of each month. However, the October meeting was postponed to the beginning of November.  The topics of the discussion included the planned lecture on the history of globalization at the Eötvös University in the spring semester, and our international conference and publication plans.

Share
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