Béla Tomka's talk in Regensburg
On 26 June, Béla Tomka gave a talk entitled “Globalization in East Central Europe after WWII: Narratives and Counter-narratives” at the Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (IOS) in Regensburg.
Workshop in Leipzig with GWZO
A two-day workshop (June 1-2, 2023) will be held in Leipzig with the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO). The event is a follow-up to the workshop in Budapest in October. In addition to members of the co-organizers, invited experts from Prague, Budapest and Leipzig will also have talks. The detailed programme is available here.
Béla Tomka's new book
Béla Tomka’s new book, entitled Globalizáció Kelet-Közép-Európában a második világháború után: narratívák és ellennarratívák (Globalization in East-Central Europe after the Second World War: Narratives and Counter-narratives), has been published. The main text is accompanied by comments from nine experts, including four from our staff.
Knowledge production and dissemination in communist Eastern Europe
An introductory study, co-authored by Réka Krizmanics and Vedran Duančić, entitled Eager to (let) know: knowledge production and dissemination in state socialist Eastern Europe was published in the European Review of History. Full text of the paper is available here.
Béla Tomka on BBC World Service and BBC Podcast
Our colleague, Béla Tomka has been invited as an expert to the BBC World Service’s The Forum program, entitled “The worst inflation in history”. The discussion will be broadcast at the end of January by the BBC worldwide and by BBC4 in the UK. After being aired, the conversation will be uploaded to the BBC podcast series and can be listened to here.
Zsombor Bódy promoted to full Professor
Taking effect from January 1, 2023, President of the Republic Katalin Novák promoted Zsombor Bódy (member of our research group, the Institute of Sociology and the Department of Comparative Historical Sociology at Eötvös Loránd University) to full Professor. Congratulations!
Globalization processes in the 19th−21st centuries
In the fall semester of 2022 Katalin Baráth, Gábor Koloh, Péter Nagy, and Márton Simonkay held a seminar, entitled Globalization processes in the 19th−21st centuries for sociology majors at the Department of Comparative Historical Sociology at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences. The course discussed the political, economic, environmental, cultural, and demographic issues of globalization. To be continued!
Global diffusion of an object
Katalin Baráth’s new study entitled “Hidden gazes: The spread and colour changes of sunglasses in Hungary (1900-1944)” has been published in ME.dok 2022, issue 3. The study traces the growing popularity of
sunglasses along with their changing meanings, and considers this process in the context of mass culture and transnational diffusion processes.
Hybrid systems: globality and historicity
Melinda Kalmár participated at the conference entitled Political regimes. Democracy, Autocracy, Dictatorship, which took place at the Thomas Molnar Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Public Service. She gave a presentation entitled Authoritarian resilience. The Historicity of Modern Authoritarian Regimes. She emphasized that the combined investigation of the temporal/historical and spatial/global interconnections of the 20th-century centralizing systems could contribute to understand better how diverse contemporary authoritarian regimes function.
New colleague in the research group
Réka Krizmanics has joined the group as an external member. She is an assistant professor at University of Bielefeld and holds a Walter Benjamin-Position funded by the DFG. Prior to that, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena and as a fellow at GESIS (University of Leipzig). Her research interests include women’s history under state socialism and the globalization of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century.