Football and globalization
Katalin Baráth gave a presentation at the Sports and Politics in the 20th Century conference, organized by the Institute of Political History and the CEU Democracy Institute, entitled „There is no ‘ours’ anymore”: a history of football and globalization, with a Hungarian accent. She pointed out what new opportunities research into the history of globalization offers for a historical approach to sport, including football. In addition to this, she discussed how Hungarian football joined the global network of football.
Research trips to Leipzig
In cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) in Leipzig, our colleagues can take part in two-week study trips. The first was Márkus Keller in May, followed by Katalin Baráth in October and Péter Bencsik in November. To be continued during the spring.
Visions of the future in the global coordinate system
Melinda Kalmár gave a lecture, entitled Long regime change. Formative Visions of the Eighties at the conference, Political Thought and System Crisis in the 1980s, organized by the Thomas Molnar Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Public Service. The presentation emphasized that the regime changes in East-Central Europe were not isolated phenomena as the crisis as well as the compulsion to transform can be traced back to decades-long global impulses.
Transformations and territorialization
Péter Bencsik’s paper, entitled “Political Transformations and Territorialization: the Case of Twentieth-Century Hungary”, has been published in our Working Paper series. The study shows the impact of political transformations on the process of territorialization through the example of 20th century Hungary.
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.