Joint workshop with GWZO
The History of Globalization Research Group and the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO, Leipzig) will hold a joint workshop, entitled Transnational Territorialization Processes and Economic Entanglements in Eastern and East Central Europe since World War II, October 11–12, 2022 in Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, room 2.139. (ELTE TáTK Tanári Klub/Teachers’ Club). Full details available here.
Territorialization and the Austrian–Hungarian border
An international conference on the history of the Austrian–Hungarian border in the 20th century that took place in Szombathely commenced with a keynote lecture delivered by Péter Bencsik. The presentation comprehensively examined the characteristics of the western border area in the last century, its three main aspects were the issues of territorialization, border regimes, and violence.
Kádárism and globalization
A national contemporary history conference, entitled Kádár-era, Kádárism, limited room for manoeuvre: a Hungarian model? will be held in Miskolc between 1 and 3 September. The research group organized two panels entitled The Kádár-era in the globalization, while other members of the research group take part in other panels. For more details, see the conference programme (only in Hungarian).
Border regimes and globalization
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.
Global flows – Cold War context
Melinda Kalmár’s study, entitled Open questions, plural answers, was published in Rainer, M. János ed.: Controversial Questions of the Period of the Soviet-type System. Pécs, Kronosz Kiadó, 2022. The article highlights that during the Cold War era, the cooperation of the opposing worlds was continuous, thus, mutual global civilizational interactions have also been continuous.
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.
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.
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.
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.